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          Network Break 182: BGP Hijacked For Cryptocurrency Heist; Juniper, Big Switch Unveil New Products      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Today's Network Break delves into a BGP hijack, looks at new products from Juniper and Big Switch, discusses why bpfilter is replacing iptables in the Linux kernel, and reviews even more tech news.
          Four Key Indicators Crypto Is Here To Stay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tuesday’s SEC decision to postpone a ruling on whether to approve the SolidX bitcoin Shares ETF for trading on The Chicago Board Options Exchange is a “good sign,” according to cryptocurrency industry insider Brian Sewell (who is available for interviews and […]

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          Bankers fear cryptocurrencies while developers don’t understand the problem      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Central bankers worldwide can already see the end of their exploitation coming thanks to cryptocurrencies. The head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, now wants programmers to stop trying to create money: In an interview with a Basel-based media outlet on June 30, Agustín Carstens took aim at cryptocurrencies and reiterated his belief that they represent “a bubble, … Continue reading
          公共ブロックチェーンでの基本的挑戦(51)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
公共ブロックチェーンでの基本的挑戦(51)NEW!2018-08-10 05:53:49テーマ:ブログ8. Quantum computing threat8.量子電算の脅威One of the looming threats to cryptocurrency and cryptography is the issue of quantum computers.暗号通貨と暗号に対する迫っている脅威の1つは量子コンピュータの課題です。Although quantum comp..
          #grinding - _leahantonia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          #london - investor_michael      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Life’s to short to be working on someone else’s dream. Entrepreneur mindset! . #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurmindset #goals #goal #goalsetting #millionairemindset #cryptocurrency #crypto #creative #friendshipgoals #the btc #bitcoin #binance #nyc #california #paris #london #india #forex #trader #trading #sydney #ai #ico #blockchain #newyork #ethereum #binaryoptions #ripple @coinscapital
          Is Cryptocurrency a Viable Option For International Retailers?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Expedia, Microsoft, Reed Jewellers Inc.

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          Alto.io lets devs build blockchain items for games on Hedera Hashgraph      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Alto.io wants to get consumers to start embracing cryptocurrency and blockchain in a bigger way. So the company announced it will support the Hedera Hashgraph platform with its own application that makes commerce possible. Alto.io has created a tool, the Alto Forge, that enables game and app developers to mint non-fungible, fully tradeable crypto items […]


          IBM and Maersk launch blockchain to reduce shipping time and costs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cargo shipping giant Maersk and IBM today announced TradeLens, a technology that applies blockchain to the global supply chain. TradeLens takes advantage of blockchain, the decentralized public ledger behind such tech as cryptocurrency — to enable global trade to be more efficient and secure. More than 94 companies and organizations are supporting the project in the […]


          LOOKING FOR START-UP CAPITAL CONSULTANT TO US HELP RAISE MONEY ICO - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hello,

   I have been working in the crypto space for the last year building out our MVP (currently in Alpha).  We are finally to the stage where our product and investment materials are ready to start raising capital.  We have what we believe to be a groundbreaking technology that will help secure and privatize information making this a great opportunity for investors to be a part of something new and exciting with a very lucrative upside.  https://tinyurl.com/yd649naa .  

What I am specifically looking for is someone who can help us prepare and even pitch our product to VC's that have experience in this space with the knowledge and expertise to drive results.  We are seeking a 5Mil initial raise which will give us enough money to start on development, marketing, and being listed on exchanges.  

We are looking to add someone to our team that knows a GOOD project only comes every once in a great while in regards to ICO's.  We know that our project is very interesting as has unlimited potential if we partner or work with the right person.  If you are a driven and ambitious individual we welcome your proposal.  There will be a very generous comp plan for helping us take our project to the next level.  

As it stands we have the following materials ready for presentations:
1.) Pitch Deck
2.) Investor Opening Emails
3.) Business Plan
4.) Technical White Paper
5.) 3 Use Case Scenarios
6.) Explainer Video (Currently in production)
7.) Translation to Chinese foreign investors to read our materials
8.) Website built
9.) Product in Alpha State (Over 200k bootstrapped ourselves)

Please only bid if you are interested in being apart of our team and helping us bring a product we believe will help make the world a safer and more private place to live in.  

Thanks in advance


Posted On: August 09, 2018 23:08 UTC
Category: Accounting & Consulting > Management Consulting
Skills: Bitcoin, Business Coaching, Business Planning, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Kickstarter Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Startup Consulting
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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          Bitcoin Blockchain Analysis - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi,

Looking to have a database of this data in minute frequency rather than daily.

https://www.blockchain.com/charts/estimated-transaction-volume-usd

USD transaction values of Bitcoin per block.  Using blockchain's way of formatting the data which is thought to be... "Subtracting out outputs which are spent within k blocks, where k = 4
Identifying change outputs as defined in the Meiklejohn paper"

I have the Bitcoin chain downloaded so would like the script to use that data and to work from my computer.

End goal is for this data to be in a CSV and updated automatically when new blocks are complete.

Budget: $500
Posted On: August 09, 2018 23:08 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Other - Software Development
Skills: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
Country: United States
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          New cryptocurrency ICO needed web developers - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hello! I represent the new ICO, related to cryptocurrencies and trading of bitcoins. We are starting the development stage, that's why we need real professionals of full-stack web development.

The current task is to develop an extension for Google Chrome. 90% of the functionality will be the same as: (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/red-wallet-worlds-safest/lgnkapjcficfeljnjfbnihmncmeabkmj)

Therefore, this extension can be considered a prototype of what needs to be done. Install it yourself and evaluate the entire amount of work to develop such an extension. Interested in price and timing. In case of successful implementation of this work, constant cooperation is assumed. We are ready to provide full employment to the whole team of web developers!
Requirements for the developer: the ability to write high quality JS, using the newest standards (ES6, using Webpack). Experience in development on the NodeJS platform is also desirable. Preference will be given to real enthusiasts of cryptocurrencies world and blockchain technology!

P.S.: Please, do not write if you did not download the extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/red-wallet-worlds-safest/lgnkapjcficfeljnjfbnihmncmeabkmj) and did not test its functionality! We are interested in the most accurate and honest evaluation of this project.


Posted On: August 09, 2018 23:08 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Country: France
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          Outreach Specialist - Email Marketing, Email Sales, Email Response - Upwork      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi there,

Are you interested in business, tech, or cryptocurrency? If so we're looking for someone who can help us manage our automated outreach as an Outreach Associate.

Here's a bit about what we're doing:

I have a consulting agency that has worked with a number of interesting clients in the tech space and blockchain space. We help companies with their PR and their Marketing. We're starting to hyper focus on Marketing Strategy and PR only for blockchain companies - and want to connect with the hundreds of interesting blockchain startups that are out there.

We need someone to help us make this happen.

If you work with myself and our team you'll have the ability to learn about one of the fastest growing industries in the world. I used to work in the marketing and advertising industry - and have managed and taught dozens of people how to sell millions of dollars in advertisements - all via email and phone. I will be able to help you become razor sharp in this manner.

You'll also learn about cryptocurrency and tech. You've undoubtedly heard about Bitcoin - but aren't sure about the whole industry? Bitcoin is at $6000+ right now (and hit a peak of $21,000 per Bitcoin). You'll learn about the industry here - why it's taking off, and get behind the scenes access to some of the things I'm doing in the space. I'm running a growing podcast called the Know Your ICO Show, am writing a book on cryptocurrency, and have worked in the industry for a little while. I'll also be doing more and more speaking engagements soon.

You'll also have the ability to expand repsonsibility when the time is right - I work with designers, developers, videographers, other marketers and more.

I'm looking for someone who can join our team on a part time bases, learn the ropes quickly, has extremely high attention to detail (cliche right?) and who is fast. Speed is key.

I will send you our values deck should you be a good fit.

You'd be responsible for:
- handling automated outreach
- building the email funnel - in one of the email programs we use
- responding to the emails as they come in
- sending 30emails per day if the automation tool is not working
- sending the right documents / pitch decks if someone should ask
- sending the right Calendly links to help people get scheduled for intro calls and more
- follow-up, follow-up, follow-up
- tracking results in a google doc / sheet
- follow-up, follow-up, follow-up

Hope to hear from you!

Please - DO NOT APPLY IF:
- you don't like speed
- you can't commit to responding to emails in less than 24h
- you aren't up for a challenge (I'm going to push you)
- you have excuses for why xyz can't happen - we don't tollerate that, we expect you to find a way
- you aren't interested in trying new things


Posted On: August 09, 2018 23:08 UTC
Category: Sales & Marketing > Telemarketing & Telesales
Country: Canada
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          Filipina akan membangun Crypto Valley seharga $ 100 juta      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sebuah pusat cryptocurrency dan fintech akan naik di dalam Otoritas Zona Ekonomi Cagayan (CEZA) – zona ekonomi pemerintah di bagian utara Filipina yang terlihat menantang Crypto Valley Swiss, kantor berita [...]
          #CryptoCorner: Lowest Market Cap in 9 Months, #SEC Faces 9 #ETFs in the Next 2 Months, Thailand Receives 50 ICO Project and 20 Exchange Applications and MLBPA Teams with Startup For #Crypto Tokens      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - August 9, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in crypto and blockchain investing news reports on what's driving the cryptocurrency markets with today's edition of Crypto Corner, now available in podcast.
          #Blockchainstocks: Blockchain Foundry (CSE: $BCFN.C) Announces Blockchain Consulting Agreement with DigitalRez      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TORONTO - August 9, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Blockchain Foundry Inc. ("BCF" or the "Company") (CSE:BCFN) recently announced it has entered into a pre-solution design agreement with DigitalRez ("DR"), a British Columbia-based company that is creating the first blockchain and cryptocurrency enabled property management and reservation platform.
          Comment on Introducing the Artificial Intelligence for Trading Nanodegree Program by udacity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thank you so much for your question! We spoke with our content developers, and we've got a response for you: "This program is focused on cross-sectional strategies and portfolio optimization for equities. Even though we discuss some technical analysis techniques, the focus is on portfolio optimization for equities, as opposed to fixed income, options, or cryptocurrency." Hope this is helpful for you!
          Overstock.com Soars After Its Blockchain Sub Gets PE Investment At $1.5BN Valuation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Online retailer Overstock reported results which, unlike its much more famous and infinitely bigger online retailing peer Amazon, were nothing special: the company reported Q2 revenues of $483 million, generating a net loss for the quarter of $2.20 on a gross margin of 19% in the quarter.

But the company's earnings were not the reason why OSTK shares soared as much as 25% after hours: the reason was the surprising announcement by the company that Hong Kong-based private-equity firm GSR Capital had agreed to invest as much as $375 MM in exchange for equity in the retailer and, more importantly, its tZero blockchain subsidiary, which as a reminder capitalized on the cryptocurrency craze in late 2017 and concluded an Initial Coin Offering on December 18, 2017, almost to the day when Bitcoin hit an all time high of just under $20,000.

As Overstock announced in its press release, GSR agreed to:

  • i) buy $30MM in tZero tokens,
  • ii) buy up to 3.1MM shares of OSTK for $104 million (a 5% discount to the Aug. 1 closing price of $33.72),
  • iii) invest as much as $270MM for up to 18% of tZero’s equity at a whopping post-money valuation of $1.5 Billion.

And since Overstock's market cap as of Thursday's close was just over $1.1 billion, this means that with one term sheet, the company's tZero sub is suddenly worth more than the entire parent company. More importantly, the GSR transaction will boost the company's cash and equivalent holdings to over half a billion dollars.

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne

Some more details from Byrne:

Having concluded its Security Token offering, tZERO has raised aggregate consideration of $134 million. This figured includes $30 million from repayment of intercompany debt between tZERO and Overstock. GSR has signed a repurchase agreement to acquire these tokens. As I will diagram in our earnings call, we have designed quite an ecosystem with a scale that matches the enormous opportunity in front of it. When GSR completes its planned investments, we should have over half-a-billion dollars. We believe this will provide ample capitalization with which to build a company that can upend global capital markets.

Back in December, when Overstock launched its tZero ICO, it said that it was hoping to raise at least $250 million - and as much as $500 million - "to build out a blockchain system that the firm said would allow it to create an exchange to trade blockchain-based assets, like ICOs." In the end it raised aggregated funds of just approximately $134 million, and today's transactions adds to that and enables CEO Patrick Byrne to pursue his Security Token ambitions.

As a result of the deal, OSTK stock has jumped and was trading as high as $46/share after hours.

Even with the surge however, the stock remains well below its highs hit in late 2017 and early 2018, when its share price more than doubled to a high of $86.90 in January, due to its blockchain investments rather than its online retailing activities, which have seen it categorised as a cryptocurrency "play."

Overstock has been one of the few retailers that has aggressively pursued cryptos as both a method of payment and as a means by which to grew the company with its own unique token. As we reported recently, following a burst of adoption of cryptos by various vendors, as the price of bitcoin has tumbled in 2018, so has the rate of adoption. Which is why Overstock's experiment with cryptos and tokens will be closely watched to determine if the digital currency has any chance of becoming useful in practice instead of just in theory.


          Examining Code Reuse Reveals Undiscovered Links Among North Korea’s Malware Families      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This research is a joint effort of Christiaan Beek, lead scientist & sr. principal engineer at McAfee, and Jay Rosenberg, senior security researcher at Intezer, and can be found in the McAfee Labs blog as well.

Attacks from the online groups Lazarus, Silent Chollima, Group 123, Hidden Cobra, DarkSeoul, Blockbuster, Operation Troy, and 10 Days of Rain are believed to have come from North Korea. But how can we know with certainty? And what connection does a DDoS and disk-wiping attack from July 4, 2009, have with WannaCry, one of the largest cyberattacks in the history of the cyber sphere?

From the Mydoom variant Brambul to the more recent Fallchill, WannaCry, and the targeting of cryptocurrency exchanges, we see a distinct timeline of attacks beginning from the moment North Korea entered the world stage as a significant threat actor.

Bad actors have a tendency to unwittingly leave fingerprints on their attacks, allowing researchers to connect the dots between them. North Korean actors have left many of these clues in their wake and throughout the evolution of their malware arsenal.

This post reflects months of research; in it we will highlight our code analysis illustrating key similarities between samples attributed to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a shared networking infrastructure, and other revealing data hidden within the binaries. Together these puzzle pieces show the connections between the many attacks attributed to North Korea and categorize different tools used by specific teams of their cyber army.

Valuable context

This article is too short to dig deeply into the history, politics, and economic changes of recent years. Nonetheless, we must highlight some events to put past and present cyber events into perspective.
The DPRK, like any country, wants to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible. However, for products such as oil, food, and foreign currency for trading, the country lacks resources and has to find ways of acquiring them. What can a nation do when legal international economics are denied? To survive, it must gain foreign currency for trading. One of the oldest ways to do this is to join the worlds of gambling (casinos) and drugs. In 2005, the United States wanted to shut down North Korean enterprises involved in illegal operations. They investigated a couple of banks in Asia that seemed to have ties with North Korea and operated as money laundering sites. One bank in particular is controlled by a billionaire gambling mogul who started a casino in Pyongyang and has close ties to Pyongyang. That bank, based in Macau, came back into the picture during an attack on the SWIFT financial system of a bank in Vietnam in 2015. The Macau bank was listed twice in the malware’s code as a recipient of stolen funds:

 SWIFT code in malware.

Code reuse

There are many reasons to reuse malware code, which is very common in the world of cybercrime. If we take an average ransomware campaign, for example, once the campaign becomes less successful, actors often change some of basics such as using a different packer to bypass defenses. With targeted campaigns, an adversary must keep its tools undetected for as long as possible. By identifying reused code, we gain valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns. Our research was heavily focused on this type of analysis.

In our years of investigating cyber threats, we have seen the DPRK conduct multiple cyber campaigns. In North Korea, hackers’ skills determine which cyber units they work for. We are aware two major focuses of DPRK campaigns: one to raise money, and one to pursue nationalist aims. The first workforce gathers money for the nation, even if that means committing cybercrime to hack into financial institutions, hijack gambling sessions, or sell pirated and cracked software. Unit 180 is responsible for illegally gaining foreign currency using hacking techniques. The second workforce operates larger campaigns motivated by nationalism, gathering intelligence from other nations, and in some cases disrupting rival states and military targets. Most of these actions are executed by Unit 121.

We focused in our research on the larger-scale nationalism-motivated campaigns, in which we discovered many overlaps in code reuse. We are highly confident that nation-state–sponsored groups were active in these efforts.

Timeline

We created a timeline of most of the malware samples and noticeable campaigns that we examined. We used primarily open-source blogs and papers to build this timeline and used the malware artifacts as a starting point of our research.


Timeline of malware and campaigns.

Analysis and observations

Similarities

During our research, we found many malware family names that are believed to be associated with North Korea’s cyber operations. To better understand this threat actor and the similarities between the campaigns, we have used Intezer’s code similarity detection engine to plot the links between a vast number of these malware families.

The following graph presents a high-level overview of these relations. Each node represents a malware family or a hacking tool (“Brambul,” “Fallchill,” etc.) and each line presents a code similarity between two families. A thicker line correlates to a stronger similarity. In defining similarities, we take into account only unique code connections, and disregard common code or libraries. This definition holds both for this graph and our entire research.

We can easily see a significant amount of code similarities between almost every one of the attacks associated with North Korea. Our research included thousands of samples, mostly unclassified or uncategorized. This graph was plotted using a dataset of only several hundred samples, so there might be more connections than displayed here.

Deep technical analysis

During our research, we came across many code similarities between North Korean binaries that had not been seen before. Some of these attacks and malware have not been linked to one another, at least publicly. We will showcase four examples of reused code that has been seen only in malware attributed to North Korea.

1. Common SMB module

The first code example appeared in the server message block (SMB) module of WannaCry in 2017, Mydoom in 2009, Joanap, and DeltaAlfa. Further shared code across these families is an AES library from CodeProject. These attacks have been attributed to Lazarus; that means the group has reused code from at least 2009 to 2017.

Code overlap of a MYDOOM sample

In the next screenshots we highlight the exact code block that reflects the SMB module we found in campaigns other than WannaCry and Mydoom.

An SMB module common to several attacks.

A lot has been written about WannaCry. As we analyze the code against our databases, we can draw the following overview:

WannaCry code comparison overview.
For our research we compared the three major variants of WannaCry. An early release, called a beta, from February 2017, one from April, and the infamous one that hit the world in May.

2. Common file mapping 

The second example demonstrates code responsible for mapping a file and using the XOR key 0xDEADBEEF on the first four bytes of the file. This code has appeared in the malware families NavRAT and Gold Dragon, plus a certain DLL from the South Korean gambling hacking campaign. These three RATs are thought to be affiliated with North Korea’s Group 123. NavRAT and the gambling DLL share more code, making them closer variants.

Code overlap in a NavRAT sample

3. Unique net share

The third example, responsible for launching a cmd.exe with a net share, has been seen in 2009’s Brambul, also known as SierraBravo, as well as KorDllBot in 2011. These malware families are also attributed to the Lazarus group.

Code overlap of a SierraBravo (Brambul) sample.

A code block reused in the malware families Brambul/SierraBravo and KorDllBot.

4. Operation Dark Hotel

In 2014, Kaspersky reported a more than seven-year campaign against Asian hotels, in which the adversaries used an arsenal of tools to break into the computers of hotel visitors. Zero days and control servers were used, along with the malware family Tapaoux, or DarkHotel, according to the report.

While we examined the DPRK samples, we noticed a hit with the Dark Hotel samples in our collections. By going through the code, we noticed several pieces of code overlap and reuse, for example, with samples from Operation Troy.

Figure 11: Code overlap in a Dark Hotel sample.

Identifying a group

By applying what we learned from our comparisons and code-block identifications, we uncovered possible new links between malware families and the groups using them.

With the different pieces of malware we have analyzed, we can illustrate the code reuse and sharing between the groups known to be affiliated with North Korea.

Groups and families linked by code reuse.

The malware attributed to the group Lazarus has code connections that link many of the malware families spotted over the years. Lazarus is a collective name for many DPRK cyber operations, and we clearly see links between malware families used in different campaigns.

The malware (NavRAT, gambling, and Gold Dragon) possibly created by Group 123 are connected to each other but are separate from those used by Lazarus. Although these are different units focusing on different areas, there seems to be a parallel structure in which they collaborate during certain campaigns.

MITRE ATT&CK

From our research of these malware samples, we can identify the following techniques used by the malware families:

When we zoom in on the Discovery category in the MITRE model, for example, we notice that the techniques are typical for first-stage dropper malware. The adversary drops these samples on victims’ machines and collects information on where they landed in the victims’ networks and which user/access rights they gained.

In 2018, we saw examples of campaigns in which attackers used PowerShell to download and execute these droppers. Once information has been sent to a control server, the adversary determines the next steps, which often include installing a remote access tool to enable lateral movement on the network and pursue the goals of the campaign.

Final words

Security vendors and researchers often use different names when speaking about the same malware, group, or attack. This habit makes it challenging to group all the malware and campaigns. By taking a scientific approach, such as looking for code reuse, we can categorize our findings. We believe our research will help the security community organize the current “mess” we face in relation to North Korean malware and campaigns.

We clearly saw a lot of code reuse over the many years of cyber campaigns we examined. This indicates the North Koreans have groups with different skills and tools that execute their focused parts of cyber operations while also working in parallel when large campaigns require a mix of skills and tools.

We found our months of research, data gathering, and analysis very satisfying. By combining our skills, data, and technology, we were able to draw connections and reveal links that we had not seen before. The cybersecurity industry would greatly benefit from more collaboration and sharing of information, and we hope that this effort between McAfee and Intezer will inspire the community to work together more often.

The authors thank Costin Raiu for providing them with samples they did not have in their collections.

Sources

Glenn Simpson, Gordon Fairclough, and Jay Solomon, “U.S. Probes Banks’ North Korea Ties.” Wall Street Journal, last updated September 8, 2005.

Christiaan Beek, “Attacks on SWIFT Banking system benefit from insider knowledge.” https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/attacks-swift-banking-system-benefit-insider-knowledge/

Atif Mushtaq, “DDOS Madness Continued…” https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2009/07/ddos-madness-climax.html

Ryan Sherstobitoff and Jessica Saavedra-Morales, “Gold Dragon Widens Olympics Malware Attacks, Gains Permanent Presence on Victims’ Systems.” https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/gold-dragon-widens-olympics-malware-attacks-gains-permanent-presence-on-victims-systems/

Alex Drozhzhin, “Darkhotel: a spy campaign in luxury Asian hotels.” https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/darkhotel-apt/6613/

Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres, and Jungsoo An, “NavRAT Uses US-North Korea Summit As Decoy For Attacks In South Korea.” https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/navrat.html

Sergei Shevchenko and Adrian Nish, “Cyber Heist Attribution.” https://baesystemsai.blogspot.com/2016/05/cyber-heist-attribution.html

Mydoom code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/113ba80f-1680-43d7-b287-cc62f3740fad

NavRAT code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/4f19fd5a-a898-4fdf-96c9-d3a4aad817cb

SierraBravo code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/8da8104e-56e4-49fd-ba24-82978bc1610c

Dark Hotel code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/c034e0fe-7825-4f6d-b092-7c5ee693aff4

Kang Jang-ho, “A foreign currency earned with a virtual currency … What is the life of a North Korean hacker?” http://m.mtn.co.kr/news/news_view.php?mmn_idx=2018062517065863930#_enliple

Awesome work by the team responsible for the “Operation Blockbuster” report.
https://www.operationblockbuster.com/resources/

By Jay Rosenberg and Christiaan Beek

About the Authors

Jay Rosenberg, senior security researcher at Intezer Labs, leads the research behind Intezer’s code reuse detection technology. From the young age of 12, he began programming and reverse engineering. He has spoken at various conferences internationally, identified new threats, and published his threat intelligence research on some of the largest cyber attacks.

Christiaan Beek, lead scientist & sr. principal engineer is part of Mcafee’s Office of the CTO leading strategic threat intelligence research within Mcafee. He coordinates and leads passionately the research in advanced attacks, plays a key-role in cyberattack take-down operations and participates in the NoMoreRansom project. In previous roles, Beek was Director of Threat Intelligence in McAfee Labs and Director of Incident Response and Forensics at Foundstone, McAfee’s forensic services arm. At Foundstone, he led a team of forensic specialists in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa during major breaches. Beek develops threat intelligence strategy, designs threat intelligence systems, performs malware and forensic analysis, pentesting and coaches security teams around the globe. He is a passionate cybercrime specialist who has developed training courses, workshops, and presentations. He speaks regularly at conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BlueHat and Botconf. Besides conferences, he is also frequently teaching at universities, Police Academies and public schools to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of cyber-security specialists. Beek contributed to the best-selling security book “Hacking Exposed.” and has two patents pending.


          Satellite TV Giant DISH Network Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin cash has been confirmed as the second cryptocurrency payment option by subscription model pay-TV provider, DISH. As announced on the company’s website, in addition to bitcoin which was adopted in 2014 as a payment system, subscribers can now pa...

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          Web Browser Brave to Add Cryptocurrency-Based Twitter and Reddit Tipping      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Those thousands of hours you spent crafting witty memes while you should have been doing your algebra homework may finally earn you more than retweets and Reddit karma. CNET reports that Brave, the privacy-centric web browser launched by Mozilla co-fou...

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          Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash, and too many more      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptocurrencies: a weird agglomerate of fascinating technology built by brilliant engineers; a whole new and potentially important form of economics; … and hype-machine puffed-up crazy-talk nonsense. So, as you might expect, they also combine state-of-the art resilient engineering and comical clown-car so-called security. Yes, that’s right — I want to talk about IOTA, and (to […]
          E779: Brian Armstrong, Coinbase & Tim Draper, DFJ on the state of cryptocurrency’s maturing market: ICOs as new funding vehicle, disruption of VC, the end of fiat, rise of open source, & the continued dominance & resiliency of bitcoin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E773: Future of ICOs, Cryptocurrency & VC with Brock Pierce (Blockchain Cap, Block.one) & Vinny Lingham (Civic) @ LAUNCH SCALE 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E759: Tezos CEO/Co-founder Kathleen Breitman on her record-breaking $232m ICO for a new self-governing smart contract blockchain, fundraising in Switzerland’s Crypto Valley, innovating beyond skepticism, the rise of cypherpunks & the world-changing potential of cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E758: Blockchain CEO Peter Smith on scaling his cryptocurrency wallet to 16m+ users, new Etherium & bitcoin cash integration, ICO predictions, the state of the dark web, regulation speculation, & the power of monetary velocity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E741: Kevin Rose, True Ventures PT2: Best ways to pitch, lessons from investing & Google Ventures, cryptocurrency, housing crises, tech & politics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          E618: Brock Pierce (Blockchain Capital Partner & Bitcoin Foundation Chair), breaks down blockchain protocol, bitcoin mining & scalability, innovative use cases, & the future of cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On August 8 2018 ShapeShiftAG the parent company of ShapeShift io one of the world s largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges announced its acquisition of Bitfract a blockchain software startup based in Austin Texas Bitfract s
          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform

On August 8, 2018, ShapeShiftAG, the parent company of ShapeShift.io, one of the world's largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, announced its acquisition of Bitfract, a blockchain software startup based in Austin, Texas.

Bitfract’s crypto trading tool allows users to swap bitcoin for a basket of cryptocurrencies within a single transaction.

Speaking to Bitcoin Magazine, ShapeShift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees revealed that this sort of multi-crypto trading solution has been a long-term target of ShapeShift's internal engineering team. One thing that stood out about Bitfract for Voorhees was the “creativity and drive of the team.”

“They used our API brilliantly, and taking steps toward acquiring the company seemed like the natural course for us to take,” Voorhees added.

For his part, Bitfract CEO and co-founder Willy Ogorzaly stated:

“ShapeShift has always aligned most closely with our mission and values. When Erik asked if we wanted to join ShapeShift, the answer was immediately yes.”

Ogorzaly said they welcomed the idea of being acquired as his team had become “incredibly familiar with ShapeShift’s API” and how to leverage it as a “tool for innovation.”

Using Bitfract's tool, users will able to diversify their crypto asset portfolios without exposing themselves to the risk factors of multiple transactions including security risks, time losses and extra transaction fees. The tool also makes it extremely easy to adopt investment positions in a wide variety of crypto assets.

It allows users the ability to choose the specific assets they want and the relevant percentage for each asset. Users send bitcoin to the destination wallet address, and their requested crypto assets are then delivered to them in a simple, seamless process.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          BitcoinNews.com Launches Bitcoin News Platform, Already Receiving Over 1,000,000 Page Views per Month      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Independent information news portal BitcoinNews.com has recently launched. Aiming to be the best in blockchain news, delivering the latest, most influential events and opinions in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sphere to a global audience from an objective, unbiased viewpoint.
          Wall Street keeps attacking Bitcoin. Why should we take them seriously?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

We don’t know how Satoshi Nakamoto looks, how he sounds, how old he is, how tall he is, or how much he weighs.  We know only two things about him: one is what he did (inventing the blockchain technology and Bitcoin) and the second one, why he did it: to rid the world of all […]

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          Ripple is the next big thing: Don’t get fooled by the current XRP price      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

There is no doubt that Ripple’s XRP is a unique cryptocurrency that is taking the shape of a protocol more than that of typical virtual currencies. XRP is the default token for Ripple. Thanks to its unique nature in comparison to some of the other virtual currencies, Ripple (XRP) has succeeded in generating a lot […]

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          New Bill Proposes 5% Tax on Crypto Incomes in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A draft law prepared by deputies and representatives of the industry aims to introduce light taxation of crypto incomes in Ukraine. Businesses and individuals will be required to pay 5% on their profits from trading and mining cryptocurrencies when exchanged to fiat. Add to that the mandatory ‘military charge’ of 1.5% all Ukrainians owe the […]

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          Bank of China CIO Says Bank to Increase Investments in Blockchain, Fintech      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The commercial, state-run Bank of China, not to be confused with the People’s Bank of China, announced its plans to invest further in fintech innovation, according to local news outlet The Paper August 9. Citing comments at a press conference on the banking industry, The Paper reports that the Bank of China’s Chief Information Officer […]

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          Pantera Capital CEO: Investors ‘Overreacting’ to ETF Delay, Should Focus on Bullish News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead claimed that crypto markets are reflecting some overreaction from investors recently, in comments to CNBC August 8. Speaking in an interview on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” Morehead suggested that investors have exaggerated the importance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). recent delay on their decision regarding a Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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          After a Catastrophic Week, Crypto Markets Rally Forth Into the Green      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

August 9: The summer crypto rollercoaster continues, as the market sees a healthy rebound into the green after sustaining major losses yesterday. On August 8  total market capitalization had shrunk to $219 billion –– its lowest level since mid-November 2017. In today’s upward bounce, virtually all of the major cryptocurrencies have posted gains, as data […]

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          El Cripto Prestamista SALT Ahora Está Disponible En 35 Estados de EE.UU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SALT, uno de los primeros proveedores de préstamos respaldados por criptomonedas en el espacio cripto, anunció esta semana que se está expandiendo a 20 estados más en los EE.UU., con lo que su extensión total en el mercado sube a 35 estados, incluyendo Washington DC, en toda América. Y mientras que ese número es impresionante […]

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          South Korea’s Science Ministry Announces Six-Month Blockchain Youth Training Initiative      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The South Korean government is set to launch a program dedicated to fostering young talent in emerging areas including blockchain on August 10, a press release confirmed today, August 9. The 2018 Innovative Growing Youth Talent Concentration Project is the second installment of the initiative following a successful inaugural round, which ran June 11 through […]

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          US Software Giant Intuit Awarded Patent for Processing Bitcoin Payments via SMS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

U.S. software company Intuit has been awarded a patent for processing Bitcoin (BTC) payments via text message (SMS), according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 7. The patent, which outlines a system through which users can transfer BTC funds via sending an SMS on their cellphones, was originally […]

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          El Diario: Shapeshift Adquiere Bitfract Y Bitmain Invierte En TribeOS      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

En la edición de hoy de Bitcoin en Resumen cubriremos noticias acerca de Shapeshift, la cual ha adquirido Bitfract, Bitmain invierte en Tribeos, una docena de reguladores de todo el mundo instalan un sandbox global de fintech y un magnate de las ICOs compra un equipo de fútbol. Shapeshift Adquiere Bitfract Shapeshift AG ha anunciado […]

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          Maersk, IBM Launch Blockchain Shipping Supply Chain Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

IBM and Danish transport and logistics giant Maersk have launched their global blockchain-enabled shipping solution, according to an official press release today, August 9. The new jointly developed blockchain solution revealed 94 organizations involved and 154 million shipping events already captured. The global supply chain platform has been dubbed ‘TradeLens,’ and its dataset is reportedly […]

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          New Cryptocurrency Based Investment Platform Announces to Offer Lucrative Daily Income Opportunities for Online Investors       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New South Wales, Australia – Every human on this earth wants to earn money fast to achieve richness. In the recent times, the digital world has opened up a new avenue for ambitious people to make money from Cryptocurrency trading. However, the entire gambit of Cryptocurrency could be very confusing for a common person. Yet, anyone can benefit from the emerging trend of Cryptocurrency trad...

          UNCoin (UNC) 1-Day Volume Reaches $0.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
UNCoin (CURRENCY:UNC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on August 9th. One UNCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. UNCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of UNCoin was traded on exchanges in […]
          FintruX Network (CRYPTO:FTX) Price Hits $0.0198 on Major Exchanges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FintruX Network (CURRENCY:FTX) traded up 3.3% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on July 18th. One FintruX Network token can now be bought for approximately $0.0198 or 0.00000301 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Bancor Network, HitBTC, Qryptos and IDEX. During the last week, FintruX Network has traded […]
          Bodhi (CRYPTO:BOT) Trading Down 33.5% This Week      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bodhi (CURRENCY:BOT) traded down 6.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on July 18th. One Bodhi token can now be bought for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001595 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox, Gate.io and LBank. During the last week, Bodhi has traded 33.5% lower against the […]
          AirToken Price Down 18.8% This Week (CRYPTO:AIR)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AirToken (CURRENCY:AIR) traded down 1.6% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on July 18th. In the last week, AirToken has traded down 18.8% against the dollar. One AirToken token can now be bought for $0.0033 or 0.00000051 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC and IDEX. AirToken has […]
          Senderon Price Down 19.7% This Week (CRYPTO:SDRN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Senderon (CURRENCY:SDRN) traded down 0.7% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on July 18th. In the last week, Senderon has traded down 19.7% against the dollar. One Senderon token can now be bought for $0.0026 or 0.00000039 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Senderon has a total market capitalization […]
          OmiseGO Tops 24 Hour Volume of $47.70 Million (OMG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
OmiseGO (CURRENCY:OMG) traded up 8.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on August 9th. One OmiseGO token can currently be bought for about $4.82 or 0.00073495 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BitBay, Stellar Decentralized Exchange, FCoin and BitForex. OmiseGO has a market capitalization of $676.56 million […]
          Zeusshield One Day Volume Hits $173,811.00 (CRYPTO:ZSC)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zeusshield (CURRENCY:ZSC) traded 0.1% lower against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on July 18th. In the last week, Zeusshield has traded down 11.6% against the dollar. One Zeusshield token can now be bought for approximately $0.0070 or 0.00000106 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including LBank, HitBTC and Gate.io. […]
          International Diamond (CRYPTO:XID) Price Hits $0.0054 on Top Exchanges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
International Diamond (CURRENCY:XID) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on July 18th. During the last seven days, International Diamond has traded flat against the dollar. One International Diamond coin can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000058 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. International Diamond has […]
          5,000 Merchants Can Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments in Chile      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Chilean cryptocurrency exchange Crypto MKT has recently announced that the country’s citizens can now buy products and services with cryptocurrency from over 5,000 merchants through a new integration with a crypto payment processor. According to the an...

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          Bitcoin Only ‘Masquerades’ as a Currency: BIS Research Chief      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research of the Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), told Bloomberg that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies “fall a long way short of being able to sustain a monetary system&#822...

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          A Secure Multiple Elliptic Curves Digital Signature Algorithm for Blockchain. (arXiv:1808.02988v1 [cs.CR])      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Authors: Wei Bi, Xiaoyun Jia, Maolin Zheng

Most cryptocurrency systems or systems based on blockchain technology are currently using the elliptic curves digital signature algorithm (ECDSA) on the secp256k1 curve, which is susceptible to backdoors implemented by the curve creator (secp256k1). The paper proposes a multiple elliptic curves digi-tal signature algorithm (MECDSA), which allows not only for setting the number of elliptic curves according to practical security requirements, but also for editing the parameters of each elliptic curve. The performance analy-sis proves that the scheme is secure and efficient, and can avoid any back-doors implemented by curve creators. We suggest that the systems based on blockchain should operate in two elliptic curves considering the contradic-tion between security and efficiency.


          'Squandering his reputation': Michael Clarke savaged for endorsing Australian crypto company      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Michael Clarke is going into bat for an Australian cryptocurrency trading exchange - and critics aren't happy.
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New South Wales, Australia – Every human on this earth wants to earn money fast to achieve richness. In the recent times, the digital world has opened up a new avenue for ambitious people to make money from Cryptocurrency trading. However, the entire gambit of Cryptocurrency could be very confusing for a common person. Yet,
          MarketWatch First Take: Overstock is more valued as a crypto company, making it a new-age Yahoo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Overstock.com Inc. is starting to become another Yahoo, as investors focus more on its cryptocurrency business as a pie in the sky investment, versus the actual core retail business that is bringing home all the revenue.

          Singapore's Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 million crypto fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday it will launch a $10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups. Reported by Reuters 4 minutes ago.
          Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash, and too many more      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptocurrencies: a weird agglomerate of fascinating technology built by brilliant engineers; a whole new and potentially important form of economics; … and hype-machine puffed-up crazy-talk nonsense. So, as you might expect, they also combine state-of-the art resilient engineering and ... Reported by TechCrunch 2 hours ago.
          Singapore's Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 mln crypto fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday it will launch a $10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups.

          Leaky Amazon S3 Buckets: Challenges, Solutions and Best Practices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets have become a common source of data loss for public and private organizations alike. Here are five solutions you can use to evaluate the security of data stored in your S3 buckets.

For business professionals, the public cloud is a smorgasbord of micro-service offerings which provide rapid delivery of hardware and software solutions. For security and IT professionals, though, public cloud adoption represents a constant struggle to secure data and prevent unexpected exposure of private and confidential information. Balancing these requirements can be tricky, especially when trying to adhere to your organization’s unique Corporate Information Security Policies and Standards.

Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets have become a common source of data loss for public and private organizations alike. Industry researchers and analysts most often attribute the root cause of the data loss to misconfigured services, vulnerable applications/tools, wide-open permissions, and / or usage of default credentials.

Recent examples of data leaks from AWS storage buckets include:

Data leakage is only one of the many risks presented by misuse of AWS S3 buckets. For example, attackers could potentially replace legitimate files with malicious ones for purposes of cryptocurrency mining or drive-by attacks.

To make matters worse for organizations (and simpler for hackers), automated tools are available to help find insecure S3 buckets.

How to protect data stored in AWS S3 buckets

Going back to the basics provides the most direct path to protecting your data. Recommended best practices for S3 buckets include always applying the principle of least privileges by using IAM policies and resource-based controls via Bucket Policies and Bucket ACLs.

Another best practice is to define a clear strategy for bucket content by taking the following steps:

  • Creating automated monitoring / audits / fixes of S3 bucket security changes via Cloud Trail, Cloud Watch and Lambda.
  • Creating a bucket lifecycle policy to transfer old data to an archive automatically based on usage patterns and age.
  • When creating new buckets, applying encryption by default via server-side encryption (SSE-S3/SSE-C/SSE-KMS) and / or client-side encryption.
  • Creating an S3 inventory list to automatically report inventory, replication and encryption in an easy to use CSV / ORC format.
  • Testing, testing and testing some more to make sure the controls mentioned above have been implemented effectively and the data is secure.

Here at Tenable, I have researched five additional solutions you can use to evaluate the security of data stored in S3 buckets. These five solutions, when implemented correctly and incorporated into daily operational checklists, can help you quickly assess your organization’s cyber exposure in the public cloud and help you determine next steps for securing your business-critical data.

  • Amazon Macie: Automates data discovery and classification. Uses Artificial Intelligence to classify data files on S3 by leveraging a rules engine that identifies application data, correlates file extensions and predictable data themes, with strong regex matching to determine data type, cloud trail events, errors and basic alerts.
  • Security Monkey: An open source bootstrap solution on github provided by Netflix. This implements monitoring, alerting and an auditable history of Cloud configurations across S3, IAM, Security Groups, Route 53, ELBs and SQS services.
  • Amazon Trusted Advisor: Helps perform multiple other functions apart from identifying insecure buckets.
  • Amazon S3 Inventory Tool: Provides either a CSV or ORC which further aids in auditing the replication and encryption status of objects in S3.
  • Custom S3 bucket scanning solutions: Scripts available on github can be used to scan and check specific S3 buckets. These include kromtech’s S3-Inspector and sa7mon’s S3Scanner. In addition, avineshwar’s slurp clone monitors certstream and enumerates s3 buckets from each domain.

With the business demanding speed and ease of use, we expect to see the continued evolution of applications, systems and infrastructure away from on-premises data centers secured behind highly segregated networks to cloud-based “X-as-a-Service” architectures. The solutions and guidance highlighted above will help you identify security gaps in your environment and bootstrap solutions to automate resolution, alerting and auditing, thereby helping you meet your organization's Corporate Information Security Policies and Standards.

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          MarketWatch First Take: Overstock is more valued as a crypto company, making it a new-age Yahoo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Overstock.com Inc. is starting to become another Yahoo, as investors focus more on its cryptocurrency business as a pie in the sky investment, versus the actual core retail business that is bringing home all the revenue.

          Are you using cryptocurrencies? Request for info.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Originally posted on: http://blog.loethen.net/cwilliams/archive/2014/03/13/155671.aspx

Hey everyone,

I'm working on an open source library involving Bitcoin and I was wondering how many (if any) of you are currently working with cryptocurrencies in your apps & games?
 
Whether you are buying/selling them, or just accepting them as a form of payment, I'd like to get some idea of what you're doing, what APIs you're hitting, what you think of it overall, and how I can (possibly?) make things like microtransactions and in-app purchases easier for you.
 
Feel free to leave a comment on this post, or message me if you don't want to talk about it publicly.
 
Thanks!
Chris

          upcoming user group / conference visits      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Originally posted on: http://blog.loethen.net/cwilliams/archive/2014/02/26/155536.aspx

The next 6 months are going to be pretty fun (and by fun, I mean hectic.) In addition to a couple of interesting side projects (writing & video), I'm also going back on the speaker circuit. Fortunately, I'll be able to tie a few of these stops to some "vacation" destinations.

3/18: GSP Developers (Greenville, SC)
4/22: Enterprise Developers Guild (Charlotte, NC)
5/15: WNC.NET (Asheville, NC)
7/11: Codestock (Knoxville, TN) TENTATIVE
8/07: RV.NUG (Roanoke, VA)
8/28: DevLink (Chattanooga, TN) TENTATIVE
9/13: Code Impact (Jacksonville, FL)


Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

Once you've got them, what do you do with them? We'll cover some code and show ways to leverage BitCoin and other CryptoCurrencies in your applications. Whether it's taking payments, or buying and selling the coins themselves.Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

Once you've got them, what do you do with them? We'll cover some code and show ways to leverage BitCoin and other CryptoCurrencies in your applications. Whether it's taking payments, or buying and selling the coins themselves.

          Are Cryptocurrencies Ready?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Originally posted on: http://blog.loethen.net/cwilliams/archive/2014/01/14/155188.aspx

Are Cryptocurrencies Ready For Mainstream Use? Are we?

 

I'm a big fan of the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and LiteCoin (LTC). I’m not really paying any attention to the dozens of derivative (and in some cases satirical) alternatives, such as Dogecoin and Coinye, but I think Bitcoin and Litecoin have a real shot at permanence.  

Having said that, do I think they are ready for prime time, mainstream use? Not yet, and here's why...

Cryptocoins have no intrinsic worth. In other words, they hold no value of their own. At this time, the only way *most* people (i.e. the non-enthusiast layman) can assess the value of 1BTC is by comparing it to another more established currency, like USD, EU, GBP, etc. There's simply no other way to describe it to someone else.

"But wait," I hear you argue... "I can tell the value of a Bitcoin by looking at how much someone charges for something, in Bitcoin."

This is true, however, it's also misleading. The only way this is of value is precisely BECAUSE you know the intrinsic value of what you're buying in your native currency.

Looking online, you know that you can buy a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 2.2047LTC. Therefore you can puzzle out the value of 1LTC as being a little under $25, but you're still just trading one currency for another. You know exactly what LTC is worth, because the intrinsic value of what you are buying is printed on the item.

How about something a little more abstract? If you don't know a lot about Bitcoin, or follow it regularly, would 250 apples for 1BTC sound like a good deal to you? How about 500? If it were 250 apples for $1, you'd jump on it... because you know exactly what $1 is worth. (Hint: at Bitcoin’s current valuation of roughly $900, it would be a really bad deal for the buyer.)

To take it a step further, cryptocurrencies in general are an unstable bunch. If you don't know what it's worth, and you don't know what it can buy, and you don't know it's value on any given day (or hour) then you are at the mercy of the seller at the time of purchase. This isn’t as big of a deal when buying tangible product, face to face, especially if you like to haggle. But what if you are buying digital product, with a digital currency, via an internet connection to a “faceless” website? You either accept the price, or you don’t. There’s nobody to argue with.

Unlike our U.S. Dollar, there are no printed or minted practical denominations of BTC. Sure you can buy a 1BTC coin, but with current prices hovering around $1000 per BTC, how would you spend it? Most things you would buy are in incredibly small fractions of Bitcoin.

Don’t believe me? Here’s another example: Let’s say you bought 1 Bitcoin at a bargain price of $800. A week later, it’s worth $950. Yay!! Thrilled with your windfall, you decide to purchase a $50 Amazon Gift Card later that day. Unbeknownst to you, China has decided to ban the Bitcoin exchanges (temporarily, it turns out) causing a momentary plummet in the value of 1BTC. Let’s say it’s now worth $400 (this is based on reality.) Had you purchased the gift card when your Bitcoin was worth $950, it would have cost you .05266BTC. Now it will cost you 0.125BTC. Doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but when the Bitcoin market stabilizes a couple days later, going back to approximately $900 for 1BTC, can you tell me how much you spent on that $50 gift card?

So how do we solve this problem?

How do we make BTC/LTC mainstream? How do we assign an easily understood value to a volatile currency with no physical backing?

We start by getting more and more companies to accept it. While this sounds counterintuitive, think of it like this... as a child (and with some adults), you have no perception of the value of money until you begin to see what it can buy and how hard it can be to come by. So, the more people see it, and what it can buy, the better appreciation they'll develop for its value. This will increase consumer comfort in using it. This is just a start, of course.

Another step in the right direction is to make it easier to acquire. This doesn’t mean making it cheaper, or devaluing it. Market pressure will (and should) drive that. I’m talking about the actual process of buying any cryptocurrencies. It’s getting better, but I remember buying $150 of LTC just a few months back, and it was a multiday process that involved trips to my ATM, a Western Union machine, multiple websites, and a lot of waiting and internet shadiness that ended well, but would certainly scare off the casual, less committed user.

It’s getting better.

Go take a look at overstock.com, for example. They've recently started accepting Bitcoin for everything they offer. That's a huge step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We need more stores, big ones, to make it mainstream. Most of the retail websites you see today that accept cryptocurrencies don’t look like the type of business you’d feel comfortable giving your credit card to. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Ultimately, like any technology, passionate early adopters will take on most of the risk (and reward) of cryptocurrencies. Do I think we’re there yet? No. Do I think we’ll get there? Yes.

If you’re interested, drop a few bucks and buy some. You don’t have to buy a whole Bitcoin or Litecoin to get started, and even if you don’t spend it, you can watch the exchange charts and see the value go up and down like stocks… only better, because you can’t spend stocks.


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Bittrex, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, is set to launch USD trading for Ethereum Classic (ETC) and XRP. This is in line with the company’s vision to enable more fiat/crypto trading pairs on the platform.

Ethereum Classic and XRP USD Fiat Trading Pairs on Bittrex
The company announced the move in a post published on its website on Wednesday (August 8, 2018). According to the announcement, the company will be expanding its latest USD markets to Ethereum Classic and XRP on August 20.

The cryptocurrency exchange platform said that it will continue to add more tokens and markets using a phased approach, which is intended to allow time for proper evaluation on which tokens should be added to the USD market and when. Further explaining its expansion plans for its customers and the inclusion of USD pairs, the company said:

“As we continue expanding fiat markets to the top tokens on Bittrex, we’re not only offering customers a streamlined experience to purchase digital coins on Bittrex directly with US dollars, but we’ll also be offering customers USD trading pairs that may only be found on our platform. We’re going to continue adding tokens to our USD markets, providing our customers even more convenient, fast and secure trading options as well as access to some of the world’s most innovative blockchain projects.”

Bittrex’s plan to expand fiat markets to the top cryptocurrencies will curb the dominance of one token over other blockchain projects. Presently, Bittrex corporate and personal account customers who live in eligible states are entitled to apply for USD trading. The company has promised that more states will be added in the near future.

Growing ETC Adoption by Crypto Exchanges and Trading Platforms

The Bittrex announcement is the third major development for Ethereum Classic in the last couple of days. Both Coinbase and Robinhood, two prominent cryptocurrency trading platforms, recently announced that they would be offering support for ETC. The San Francisco-based Coinbase launched ETC trading on its institutional platform, Coinbase Pro, with the rollout on the retail side expected within the next few weeks. For the Menlo Park-based Robinhood, ETC is already available for zero-commission trading on its platform.


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Bittrex, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, is set to launch USD trading for Ethereum Classic (ETC) and XRP. This is in line with the company’s vision to enable more fiat/crypto trading pairs on the platform.

Ethereum Classic and XRP USD Fiat Trading Pairs on Bittrex
The company announced the move in a post published on its website on Wednesday (August 8, 2018). According to the announcement, the company will be expanding its latest USD markets to Ethereum Classic and XRP on August 20.

The cryptocurrency exchange platform said that it will continue to add more tokens and markets using a phased approach, which is intended to allow time for proper evaluation on which tokens should be added to the USD market and when. Further explaining its expansion plans for its customers and the inclusion of USD pairs, the company said:

“As we continue expanding fiat markets to the top tokens on Bittrex, we’re not only offering customers a streamlined experience to purchase digital coins on Bittrex directly with US dollars, but we’ll also be offering customers USD trading pairs that may only be found on our platform. We’re going to continue adding tokens to our USD markets, providing our customers even more convenient, fast and secure trading options as well as access to some of the world’s most innovative blockchain projects.”

Bittrex’s plan to expand fiat markets to the top cryptocurrencies will curb the dominance of one token over other blockchain projects. Presently, Bittrex corporate and personal account customers who live in eligible states are entitled to apply for USD trading. The company has promised that more states will be added in the near future.

Growing ETC Adoption by Crypto Exchanges and Trading Platforms

The Bittrex announcement is the third major development for Ethereum Classic in the last couple of days. Both Coinbase and Robinhood, two prominent cryptocurrency trading platforms, recently announced that they would be offering support for ETC. The San Francisco-based Coinbase launched ETC trading on its institutional platform, Coinbase Pro, with the rollout on the retail side expected within the next few weeks. For the Menlo Park-based Robinhood, ETC is already available for zero-commission trading on its platform.


          Singapore's Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 million crypto fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday it will launch a $10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups.

          Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash and too many more      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptocurrencies: a weird agglomerate of fascinating technology built by brilliant engineers; a whole new and potentially important form of economics; … and hype-machine puffed-up crazy-talk nonsense. So, as you might expect, they also combine state-of-the art resilient engineering and comical clown-car so-called security. Yes, that’s right — I want to talk about IOTA, and (to […]
          Crescent Crypto Asset Management snags Series A funding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Crescent Crypto Asset Management, a cryptocurrency index fund manager led by Goldman Sachs alumni, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A financing. FBG Capital led the round.
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          MarketWatch First Take: Overstock is more valued as a crypto company, making it a new-age Yahoo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Overstock.com Inc. is starting to become another Yahoo, as investors focus more on its cryptocurrency business as a pie in the sky investment, versus the actual core retail business that is bringing home all the revenue.

          Unocoin launches TrueUSD coin for trading cryptos on Unodax exchange      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Unocoin announced the availability of TrueUSD on its Unodax platform.

Post the current ban on INR to Crypto transactions in India, Unocoin in a note said that it intends to provide its users on Unodax platform with a secure and legal way of investing in digital assets.

TrueUSD, the company explained is the first stable coin built on TrustToken platform and 1 TUSD can be redeemed for 1 USD. The TUSD coin is listed for trading on trading exchanges globally like Unodax and is paired with a few major crypto-assets like BTC, ETH, BNB, KRW, and USDT.

Sathvik Vishwanath, Co-founder and CEO, Unocoin said, "Post the RBI banning bank transfers for crypto trading and investment, we were looking for the plausible solutions to help our users continue to HODL, without any disruptions and hassles. With TrueUSD, we are excited to present our users with a long-awaited stable trading plan for crypto-assets traders in our Unodax exchange. Crypto enthusiasts may use this stable coin as a medium of exchange for other crypto-assets and minimize their risks in a volatile market.”

The company in a note said that TrueUSD provides crypto-assets traders with a stable coin to hedge as an alternative, and minimize their exposure to BTC/ETH and INR, while entering the crypto market. TrueUSD runs on scrutinized and monitored escrow accounts, bridging the gap between real-world assets and blockchain technology.

TUSD enables mainstream adoption of digital currencies, with all transactions being legit and secure, giving confidence to the ambitious crypto traders and investors to use TUSD as an INR alternative.

Considering its stability, TUSD qualifies as a secure base currency to trade cryptocurrencies. In times of price volatility, TUSD will help users hold their assets value. This, in return, will boost the intermittent cryptocurrency trading experience in India. Beyond serving as a liquidity token on exchanges initially, TUSD may also be used for e-commerce, by being available for international transfers without exchange rate risk.

TrueUSD is currently available on Unodax exchange website and on the app as well.


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          Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash and too many more      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptocurrencies: a weird agglomerate of fascinating technology built by brilliant engineers; a whole new and potentially important form of economics; … and hype-machine puffed-up crazy-talk nonsense. So, as you might expect, they also combine state-of-the art resilient engineering and comical clown-car so-called security. Yes, that’s right — I want to talk about IOTA, and (to […]
          The number of daily Slack users is growing like crazy, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For the last five years, instant messaging app Slack has found success as the app that employees at startups and big companies alike use to talk to each other.

That success has led the company itself to growth: TechCrunch reported Wednesday that the company is looking to raise $400 million in an upcoming round, which would bring the company's value to $7 billion — that is, $2 billion more than the valuation it achieved when it last raised funding in late 2017. 

As this chart from Statista shows, Slack's user base has been growing exponentially since 2015, with the most impressive uptick coming in the last year. Also of note is that while Slack offers a free version, about 25% of its total userbase pays up for the premium tiers.

However, it faces stiff competition: Microsoft Teams, included in the Office 365 suite, is rapidly nipping at Slack's heels.

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          This Is Why Every Major Cryptocurrency Crashed on Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This Is Why Every Major Cryptocurrency Crashed on WednesdayThe crypto market is searching for a path to legitimacy, but the SEC just put those plans on hold -- again.



          BigUp (CRYPTO:BIGUP) Hits Market Capitalization of $228,246.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BigUp (CURRENCY:BIGUP) traded 6.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on August 2nd. One BigUp coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. BigUp has a market cap of $228,246.00 and $0.00 worth of BigUp was traded on exchanges in […]
          GoldCoin Price Reaches $0.0572 on Top Exchanges (GLD)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GoldCoin (CURRENCY:GLD) traded 15.8% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on August 2nd. One GoldCoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0572 or 0.00000878 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, Bittrex and Trade Satoshi. GoldCoin has a market capitalization of $2.36 million and $238,346.00 worth […]
          Monoeci Hits Market Capitalization of $494,267.00 (XMCC)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Monoeci (CURRENCY:XMCC) traded 2.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on July 18th. One Monoeci coin can now be bought for $0.0751 or 0.00001157 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CryptoBridge, CoinExchange and Cryptopia. During the last week, Monoeci has traded 12.3% lower against the U.S. dollar. […]
          Bitswift Trading 25.5% Lower This Week (BITS)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bitswift (CURRENCY:BITS) traded 7.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on July 18th. One Bitswift token can now be bought for $0.26 or 0.00004054 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last week, Bitswift has traded 25.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. Bitswift has a market capitalization […]
          DCORP Utility (DRPU) Trading Down 12.3% This Week      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DCORP Utility (CURRENCY:DRPU) traded 0.4% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on August 9th. During the last seven days, DCORP Utility has traded down 12.3% against the US dollar. One DCORP Utility token can currently be bought for approximately $0.12 or 0.00001870 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including […]
          Ignition (CRYPTO:IC) Price Up 38.9% This Week      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ignition (CURRENCY:IC) traded up 3.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on July 18th. One Ignition coin can now be bought for $0.95 or 0.00014638 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Stocks.Exchange, CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge. During the last week, Ignition has traded up 38.9% against the […]
          Aigang Price Tops $0.0367 on Top Exchanges (AIX)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aigang (CURRENCY:AIX) traded 1.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on August 2nd. One Aigang token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0367 or 0.00000564 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin and Bancor Network. Aigang has a market cap of $762,385.00 and approximately $43,247.00 worth […]
          Cryptocurrency Donations: Why Not?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

At the end of last year when Americans were rushing to make their tax-deductible donations before the new year, a few donors asked Charity Navigator if they could donate to us using their cryptocurrency. At the time our answer was, unfortunately, no, but we’re excited to announce that that has changed!  As you’d expect from the nation’s largest independent nonprofit evaluator, the decision for Charity Navigator to accept cryptocurrency donations was arrived at only after careful consideration.

Keep reading to learn why we decided to accept cryptocurrency and open the door to what some believe will be the future of charitable giving.

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          Google Search Can Predict Bitcoin Price Increases, Study Finds – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Binance Offers First Look At Planned Decentralized Crypto Exchange – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 4:25 PM Cryptocurrency exchange Binance unveiled the platform’s first look at its upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) on Thursday. Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, announced back in March that it plans to launch a new public blockchain for the purposes of developing the Binance Chain, a platform to transfer and […]

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          Ethereum Classic Is Down 30% Since Its Listing on Coinbase – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Court Sides With Crypto Exchange Despite Allegation It Violated China Ban – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 12:28 PM A Chinese cryptocurrency trader who was sent bitcoin in error must repay an exchange even if it broke domestic rules, a Beijing court has ruled. In a judgement made on July 31 and released on Thursday, an intermediate Beijing court upheld a decision made by a district court early this year that a […]

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          Comment on Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash and too many more by Sarah Westin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Comment on Cryptocurrency insecurity: IOTA, BCash and too many more by Dave South      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With the advancement of technology security nowadays very much important concern and issue for every business house. Cyber security becomes necessity which protects the data, computer and network from theft, damage and unauthorized access. The major trends in cyber security in 2018 are block chain security, ransomware, cyber warfare, quantum computing and hacking therapy. For more mail rootgatehacks at tutanota dot com
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I have several empty Ubuntu instances in which I want to compile my cryptocurrency code /git hub repository on them. I installed make via “sudo apt install make” . What else do I have to install?
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A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that cryptocurrency markets do not behave like traditional financial ones.
          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
On August 8 2018 ShapeShiftAG the parent company of ShapeShift io one of the world s largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges announced its acquisition of Bitfract a blockchain software startup based in Austin Texas Bitfract s
          Singapore's Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 million crypto fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday it will launch a $10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups.

          AMD Launches The "Raise The Game" Bundle For Radeon RX Vega, RX 580, and RX 570      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week, AMD has launched a new “Raise The Game” promotion, offering three free games for qualified purchases of a Radeon RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, RX 580, or RX 570. The game bundle is made up of three upcoming games: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (10/5), Star Control: Origins (9/20), and Strange Brigade (8/28). The promotion is active now and will run to November 3rd, 2018, covering direct add-in board sales, OEMs, and system integrators.

While all three games have different developers (Ubisoft, Stardock, and Rebellion, respectively), the common thread is their development ties to AMD. At E3, AMD had announced partnerships with Ubisoft and Rebellion, and on Strange Brigade in particular. And Ubisoft’s most recent efforts are highlighted in Far Cry 5 and its support for Vega and Radeon-specific hardware features, while Rebellion has Sniper Elite 4 under its belt.

Meanwhile, Stardock’s Ashes of the Singularity speaks for itself in how it has pushed the envelope with modern low-level APIs like DX12 and Vulkan. Although for legal reasons no IP of the original Star Control saga has carried over, Star Control: Origins finally succeeds the series that has been surviving as a cult classic in the form of The Ur-Quan Masters. But more interestingly, another Nitrous engine title will make it to market, and one that is further removed from traditionally low-level API friendly large-scale RTS’s.

In the current backdrop is, of course, NVIDIA’s successor to the GeForce 10-series. As that speculative launch window creeps ever closer, AMD is faced with the task of maintaining competitiveness without a new generation of gaming cards of their own. Especially as the cryptocurrency mining demand has subsided from the consumer graphics market, AMD will likely look to lean on their ecosystem to keep their consumer graphics product channel moving. Meaning bundles with games, FreeSync monitors, and CPU offerings (i.e. Ryzen and Threadripper).

AMD Current Game Bundles
(8/2018)
Video Card
(incl. systems and OEMs)
Bundle
Radeon RX Vega "Raise The Game" 3 Game Bundle:
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Star Control: Origins
Strange Brigade
Radeon RX 580
Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560 and below None

At this time, no other bundles are active. AMD is currently running separate "Back to School 2018" promotions.

Game coupon codes must be redeemed through an AMD Rewards account before December 31, 2018. The AMD Rewards account will need to be linked to an Uplay account for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Standard PC Edition, while Star Control and Strange Brigade will be through Steam. A full list of participating vendors and further details can be found on the bundle’s Terms and Conditions. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from as AMD will not give codes for purchases made from non-participating sellers.


          MarketWatch First Take: Overstock is more valued as a crypto company, making it a new-age Yahoo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Overstock.com Inc. is starting to become another Yahoo, as investors focus more on its cryptocurrency business as a pie in the sky investment, versus the actual core retail business that is bringing home all the revenue.

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The ICO economy succumbed to a dramatic decline in Q2 of this year. Such was the extent of the slump that its pushed the average ROI for ICOs into the red for the first time since records began. New figures released this week show the severity of the great ICO slowdown. Also read: Decentralized Apps Might […]

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          Illegal Activity No Longer Dominant Use of Bitcoin: DEA Agent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reportedly revealed that the use of bitcoin in illegal activities has shrunk to about 10 percent from 90 percent previously. This finding contradicts the popular perception of the cryptocurrency’s primary use. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Data From DEA […]

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          Bitcoin Cash Acceptance Grows — Dish Network and Flow Partner With Bitpay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents will be pleased to hear that more merchants can now accept bitcoin cash due to the crypto-payment processing firm Bitpay announcing a few strategic partnerships this week. The first announcement stems from the subscription television channel provider, Dish, who announced on August 9th that BCH is now accepted as a payment […]

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          Decrypting Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Related Topics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

There was once a time where currency did not exist. Really. There were no paper notes to trade, and no coins to pass from hand to hand. Barter was the ?coin? of the world and the value of an item depended on the individual who possessed it and the individual who wanted it. Over the centuries, traditional currencies began to emerge: coins around 700 BCE and paper notes in the 11th century. 

Today, a large amount of our currency exchange is handled digitally. Chances are a business has used an electronic payment, such as ACH, or ordered supplies from an online vendor.  A consumer is more likely to have placed an online order but could just as easily have transferred money to a peer using PayPal or Venmo, or simply paid a bill online. 

What all these transactions have in common is that their processing takes place over a centralized network; digital monies flowing through a trusted third party, i.e., a financial institution, who keeps a record of the transaction. But, what would happen to those records if the financial institution was compromised?  How would you know that your financial information was protected? Where is the transparency to make sure that the institution is doing what it says it will do? Are your monies really secure?

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          Megahoot Opens the Megahoot Vault for Cryptocurrency Business, Allowing Issuers to List their Coins on its Network      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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By Marc S. Voses, partner and co-chair of the data privacy and technology services practice group, and Jeffrey S. Matty, partner, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP in New York City. – Published in Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet – July 27, 2018 Bitcoin burst upon the scene in 2017, shining the light on a payment methodology that would spawn the birth of hundreds of new cryptocurrencies. By mid-2018, there would be close to 1,600 with a total market cap of over $250 billion. While blockchain technology has become popularly known for being the backbone of cryptocurrencies, it also serves as the foundation for protocols that will manage and secure a broad spectrum of information in the near future. This expert analysis explores some emerging issues concerning cryptocurrencies and the fascinating new potential for storing and securing data. BLOCKCHAIN: A PRIMER Imagine you are in the possession of important information. If you place that information on a…
          Google Play Store Melarang Aplikasi Mining Cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tren cryptocurrency merupakan sebuah tren saat ini dan semakin banyak platform dan aplikasi yang memungkinkan penggunanya untuk melakukan mining cryptocurrency. Hanya saja, tidak semua platform dan aplikasi ini memiliki dampak yang positif, sebagian dari mereka cenderung membahayakan pengguna. Google saat ini tengah memerangi cryptocurrency yang berdampak negatif dengan cara menghapuskan, memberikan peringatan dan juga melarang […]
          Overstock.com Soars After Its Blockchain Sub Gets PE Investment At $1.5BN Valuation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Online retailer Overstock reported results which, unlike its much more famous and infinitely bigger online retailing peer Amazon, were nothing special: the company reported Q2 revenues of $483 million, generating a net loss for the quarter of $2.20 on a gross margin of 19% in the quarter. But the company’s earnings were not the reason why OSTK shares soared as much as 25% after hours: the reason was the surprising announcement by the company that Hong Kong-based private-equity firm GSR Capital had agreed to invest as much as $375 MM in exchange for equity in the retailer and, more importantly, its tZero blockchain subsidiary, which as a reminder capitalized on the cryptocurrency craze in late 2017 and concluded an Initial Coin Offering on December 18, 2017, almost to the day when Bitcoin hit an all-time high of just under $20,000. As Overstock announced in its press release, GSR agreed to: i) buy ...
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          Singapore's Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 million crypto fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Singapore's Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 million crypto fundSingapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday it will launch a $10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups. The fund, called LuneX Ventures, will invest in early-stage companies globally such as cryptocurrency exchanges and security providers. The fund is among a cluster of similar ventures that invest in the cryptocurrency space, backed by wealthy individuals and financial firms, that have emerged over the past year.



          Regulation, Blockchain And The Crypto-market: A Headache Brewing For Fund Managers?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Harvest) Andrew Frost, Executive Director at Lawson Conner, provides an update on the rise of crypto and reflects on the challenges that blockchain and the new technology may eventually pose to fund managers. Cryptocurrency and blockchain-related topics are being much […]
          The Blockchain Is A Tempting Target For Central Banks – OpEd      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By George Pickering*

For the past several years, one of the most consistent themes in the world of of central banking has been the ongoing drive to incorporate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into the central bankers’ tool kit. The mysterious potential of the blockchain has ... Reported by Eurasia Review 40 minutes ago.
          Stonegate Digital Capital Group Secures Eight-Figure Investment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Stonegate Digital Capital Group, a private equity firm that invests in blockchain technology and digital assets, secured an eight-figure investment. The backer was an unnamed European family office. Led by John McCorvey, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Stonegate Digital Capital Group is a multi-strategy blockchain fund platform which invests in blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and other digital […]

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          Why You Should Understand the Difference Between Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If there is one word that has been on the lips of technology aficionados and finance experts alike more than any other in the past year or so, it has to be Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the term for a digital currency that has gained tremendous momentum, both in terms of its usage by adopters and […]

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Have you heard a little bit about cryptocurrency and the excitement surrounding the investment possibilities in the digital coins? Are you perhaps curious about how to invest in the coins yourself, whether that means Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any of the other popular coins in the market? If you answered yes to either of those first […]

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          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Crypto’s US$600B crash hits a new low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
          Megahoot Opens the Megahoot Vault for Cryptocurrency Business, Allowing Issuers to List their Coins on its Network      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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8 Circuit Studios have launched a new website for their upcoming Token sale, which will focus on their cryptocurrency, the 8 Bit Token (8BT, which is said to be the gaming ecosystem of the future).
          Cryptocurrency Platform Omniex Adds Former Regulators Levitt, Bair to Board      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Arthur Levitt and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chair Sheila Bair have joined the board of advisors of cryptocurrency trading platform Omniex, the company said on Tuesday. Omniex also said it had hired …
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SINGAPORE: Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday (Aug 10) it will launch a US$10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups. The fund, called LuneX Ventures, will invest in early-stage companies globally such as cryptocurrency ...
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Gemini Phone Number was previously known as Bitreserve. Gemini is a digital money wallet which facilitates users to buy, hold, trade and transact over 30 plus currencies and commodities, which includes 8 crypto currencies as well. Gemini Customer Support Number members have capability to put down funds to their Gemini account using transferring from their bank account, credit cards/debit cards and cryptocurrencies such as XRP, bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum. Gemini is based out in U.S. and founded in 2017.
          Will Bitcoin Ever Get Back To Its Lofty Highs? (BTC)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From Jill Mislinski: With so much focus on bitcoin lately, we’ve added a new weekly update that tracks the three largest cryptocurrencies by market share: bitcoin, Ether, and Ripple. According to Wikipedia, a cryptocurrency is “a digital asset designed to work
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Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Los Angeles-based Arca Funds has launched with the goal of helping to institutionalize digital tokens and cryptocurrencies. Arca Funds is the work of Steven McClurg, a director at Guggenheim Partners; Rayne Steinberg, co-founder of Wisdom Tree and Jeff Dorman, who was most recently COO at Harvest Exchange. The goal of Arca Funds is to give insti...
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Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures said on Friday it will launch a $10 million fund to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups.

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          The Ugly Reality of Bitcoin That No One Will Acknowledge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Bitcoin proponents continue to bang their drum, but they're doing so on borrowed time. Here's what investors need to consider when looking at cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

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          Regulation, Blockchain And The Crypto-market: A Headache Brewing For Fund Managers?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(Harvest) Andrew Frost, Executive Director at Lawson Conner, provides an update on the rise of crypto and reflects on the challenges that blockchain and the new technology may eventually pose to fund managers. Cryptocurrency and blockchain-related topics are being much […]
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          41% of Americans Say They Won’t Ever Invest In Cryptocurrencies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Those with less wealth appear the most willing to buy in.
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How to Become Investable in 13 Steps

Time kills all deals. For startups, speed to market has never been more critical. When we're investing in a company at BCG Digital Ventures, we look at how well the company will scale. We're focused on idea to Series A. Our startups must go from paper to market within 12 months and to scale within 36, or we fail them.

We've developed 13 questions to help achieve the speed to market and scalability required in today's rapidly accelerating landscape.

1. Purpose

What's the purpose of your company? Does it satisfy a strong market demand? Purpose-driven companies attract (and retain) the right talent, maintain customer loyalty and drive profits, outperforming the stock market by 206 percent over the last decade, according to Havas Group.

At TOMS, the purpose is purpose. By providing one pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased, TOMS was able to tap into what motivates its customers -- social change.

2. Friction

What market friction are you solving? There are three types of frictions that can turn into an investment opportunity for us:

  1. Market friction: We look to uncover (not create) our market through a social, economic, tech or regulatory change.
  2. Expected friction (access): Once we uncover a market, we then need access to it by looking for inefficiencies and pain points through ethnographic research.
  3. Latent friction: Once we find a pain point, we then need to make money. We do this by designing experiences people didn't know they wanted until we showed them (i.e. the Steve Jobs theory).

The rise of dockless scooter sharing points to an expected friction well-solved. E-scooter sharing platforms like Bird and the DV-incubated Coup have solved this by allowing users to simply unlock the scooter with their phone and leave it at their destination for the next rider.

3. Why now?

Is your idea too early/late to be in-market right now? A beautifully designed product with an incredible user interface won't cut it if either the technology or the market wasn't ready for it.

Before Bitcoin, there was Flooz. Launched in the late '90s, this digital currency managed to raise $35 million, but shut down shortly after the dot-com bust as the market widely denounced "internet money." Today, there are more than 1,900 cryptocurrencies in the market. It's not always what you build, but also when you build it.

4. Corporate alignment

What corporate assets can you leverage? At DV, nearly everything we invest in has a corporate partner. At the beginning of a venture, we look across our partner's value chain to find a way to leverage a piece of the existing business. In doing so, we create new market value and an unfair advantage. If someone wanted to replicate what we've built, they would need to re-create not only the startup, but the conditions of the corporate partner.

Unilever's acquisition of Dollar Shave Club is a great example. By joining Unilever, Dollar Shave Club instantly gained access to millions of customers, legacy relationships with retailers and other resources it would have never had as a startup alone. In turn, Unilever was able to add a fresh, sexy brand to its portfolio, keeping younger consumers buying for years to come.

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Bounty programmes have become a standard fixture of almost every ICO campaign, thanks to the benefits they offer to token issuers. The idea of a bounty campaign in simple: fans of the project and members of the wider crypto community are incentivised to share information about the product or service – and the ICO itself […]

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          Japanese Licensed Exchange QRYPTOS to list FarmaTrust FTT Tokens.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: FarmaTrust is delighted to announce that its FTT token will be listed on the Qryptos exchange. August 10th, 2018, London, UK – Qryptos is the cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform of QUOINE. The specific date of listing is to be finalised but it will be shortly after all due diligence is finished, […]

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Bitcoin Press Release: Using Gath3r (pronounced “gather”) website owners and app developers can invite their users to support them by using a fraction of  excess computer power to mine for cryptocurrency August 10th, 2018. Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Gath3r is a next-generation browser cryptocurrency miner developed to help websites and apps stop depending on privacy-invading […]

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The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission recently reported that roughly 50 ICO projects have “shown interest” in obtaining digital asset licenses since they became available from the Finance Ministry last month. According to the Bangkok Post, SEC secretary general Rapee Sucharitakul said that at least three ICO portals have already submitted their applications to the […]

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          Ecobank Report Finds Significant Presence of Crypto in 36 African Countries      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A report published by the pan-African bank, Ecobank Transnational Inc., has found that despite cryptocurrencies exerting a notable presence in each of the 36 African countries in which the company operates, only South Africa and Swaziland have adopted a “generally favorable and permissive [regulatory] stance” pertaining to cryptocurrencies. Also Read: The ICO Market Has Hit the […]

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          BitMEX: 1 Million BTC Contracts Traded in 24hrs as New Derivatives Launched      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In spite of the bearish trends that have plagued the markets over the past two weeks, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMex has traded more than 1 million BTC contracts in a single day for the second time in a month. A total of 1,027,214.62 Bitcoin contracts (worth roughly $6.6 billion) were traded on Wednesday, August […]

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Yesterday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced the release of a demo version of the Binance DEX (decentralized exchange) over Twitter. Zhao did not say when the new DEX would be officially launched. However, in a 6-minute video attached to the Tweet, he and Binance’s development team showed how tokens can be issued, listed, and exchanged […]

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          Crypto Friendly Policies Rapidly Drawing Companies to Thailand      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Soon after Thailand adopted its regulations for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), companies reportedly pile up to apply for licenses to operate in the country. According to the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission, about 50 ICO projects are seeking to launch, five portals plan to open for business and 20 crypto exchanges have applied […]

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          Blockchain Powered Content Sharing Marketplace Rally Launches Airdrop Offering 2 Billion Rally Tokens      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Rally, a user-centric marketplace for content sharing built on Ethereum, has just started the Rally Airdrop with an allocation of a whopping two billion Rally coins as rewards for new users joining, referring and engaging. The platform is dedicated to revolutionizing the concept of content sharing through transparency and decentralization, bypassing digital monopolies and empowering […]

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          The Opportunity Cryptocurrencies Present In Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As a driving force behind a number of innovations across the world, cryptocurrencies are continuing to make their mark in countries like Africa. As the popularity of cryptocurrencies continues to grow, and with African countries such as South Africa and Kenya opening up their first Bitcoin ATMs in early 2018, the technology is continuing to [&hellip
          Bitcoin analysis for 10/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) postpone the decision to introduce Bitcoin to trading on the stock exchange investment fund (ETF) by September 30, according to an official document issued by the SEC on August 7.

ETFs are securities that track a basket of assets that are proportionally represented in the fund's shares. They are perceived by some as a potential step forward in the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as a regulated and passive investment vehicle.

The fund under consideration is powered by the investment company VanEck and the financial company SolidX and is expected to be listed on the BZX stock exchange at the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE). The SEC has now almost two months to consider the proposed change of rules by CBOE Global Markets Inc., which would allow the fund to list.

The announcement states that the SEC received over 1,300 comments on the proposed change to the list and trade of SolidX BTC shares issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The document says: "Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to § 19 (b) (2) of Act 6, appoints 30 September 2018 as the date to which it will approve, reject or re-verify the proposed change".

Last month, the SEC delayed the decision by the investment company Direxion to apply for the ETF ETF until September 21. The Agency pointed to the fundamentally unregulated nature of cryptocurrency markets as the main reason for the rejection of the proposal, stating that when the spot market is unregulated, there must be significant regulated markets for derivative instruments linked to underlying assets.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture. The market Has bounced around $500, from the swing low at the level of $6,083 to the level of $6,594 and now is resuming the downtrend again. The next technical resistance is seen at the level of $6,782 and then at the level of $7,176. The momentum is still below its fifty level, but the market conditions are now oversold. The immediate support is seen at the level of $6,083.

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State-sponsored malware writers sharing code.

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a fresh warning that a new piece of malware believed to be created by North Korean government actors is on the lose on networks around the world.

Known as KEYMARBLE, the malware is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), US-CERT said and cautioned users against opening attachments in emails, even when the sender appears to be known.

The RAT is a 32-bit Windows executable that can access device configuration data, download further files, run commands, modify the Windows Registry configuration and settings database, take screenshots and exfiltrate data, according to the Malware Analysis Report (MAR) by US-CERT.

US-CERT believes KEYMARBLE is disseminated by a North Korean hacking group called Hidden Cobra, which could be linked to other government-sponsored malware authors in the reclusive communist dictatorship, research by security vendors Intezer and McAfee show.

Intezer and McAfee say they have been able to link multiple North Korean hacking groups through significant code reuse in the malware utilised by them for attacks, after months of research and data gathering.

This includes the infamous WannaCry destructive malware, that used the same Windows Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol module as the Mydoom, Joanap and DeltaAlfa malicious programs did.

The above malware has been attributed to North Korean hacking group Lazarus.

Intezer and McAfee said the Lazarus group has reused the SMB module from at least 2009 to 2017.

"From the Mydoom variant Brambul to the more recent Fallchill, WannaCry, and the targeting of cryptocurrency exchanges, we see a distinct timeline of attacks beginning from the moment North Korea entered the world stage as a significant threat actor," Intezer scientist Christiaan Beek and security researcher Jay Rosenberg wrote.

Apart from Lazarus, the security researchers believe Silent Chollima, Group 123, Hidden Cobra, DarkSeoul, Blockbuster, Operation Troy and 10 Days of Rain are North Korean and share code with one another.

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WandX (CURRENCY:WAND) traded 10.3% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on August 10th. One WandX token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0611 or 0.00000955 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Bancor Network and IDEX. During the last seven days, WandX has traded up 1.9% against the […]
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Propy (CURRENCY:PRO) traded 1.9% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 3rd. One Propy token can now be purchased for $0.50 or 0.00007757 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Huobi, Liqui, Upbit and EtherDelta (ForkDelta). Over the last week, Propy has traded down 13.3% against […]
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          Singapore VC Firm Launches Dedicated $10 Million Cryptocurrency Fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Singaporean venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures is launching what it bills as Southeast Asia’s ‘first dedicated VC cryptocurrency fund’ with $10 million in investment capital. Dubbed LuneX Ventures, the fund will see a ‘laser-like focus’ on the c...

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          Bitcoin analysis for 10/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) postpone the decision to introduce Bitcoin to trading on the stock exchange investment fund (ETF) by September 30, according to an official document issued by the SEC on August 7.

ETFs are securities that track a basket of assets that are proportionally represented in the fund's shares. They are perceived by some as a potential step forward in the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as a regulated and passive investment vehicle.

The fund under consideration is powered by the investment company VanEck and the financial company SolidX and is expected to be listed on the BZX stock exchange at the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE). The SEC has now almost two months to consider the proposed change of rules by CBOE Global Markets Inc., which would allow the fund to list.

The announcement states that the SEC received over 1,300 comments on the proposed change to the list and trade of SolidX BTC shares issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The document says: "Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to § 19 (b) (2) of Act 6, appoints 30 September 2018 as the date to which it will approve, reject or re-verify the proposed change".

Last month, the SEC delayed the decision by the investment company Direxion to apply for the ETF ETF until September 21. The Agency pointed to the fundamentally unregulated nature of cryptocurrency markets as the main reason for the rejection of the proposal, stating that when the spot market is unregulated, there must be significant regulated markets for derivative instruments linked to underlying assets.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture. The market Has bounced around $500, from the swing low at the level of $6,083 to the level of $6,594 and now is resuming the downtrend again. The next technical resistance is seen at the level of $6,782 and then at the level of $7,176. The momentum is still below its fifty level, but the market conditions are now oversold. The immediate support is seen at the level of $6,083.

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          Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It's Safe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were dismayed. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with signs that the midterm elections are already being targeted , they worry this is exactly the wrong time to roll out a new method. Experts who spoke to WIRED doubt that Voatz, the Boston-based startup whose app will run the West Virginia mobile voting, has figured out how to secure online voting when no one else has. At the very least, they are concerned about the lack of transparency.

“From what is available publicly about this app, it's no different from sending voting materials over the internet,” says Marian Schneider, president of the nonpartisan advocacy group Verified Voting. “So that means that all the built-in vulnerability of doing the voting transactions over the internet is present.”

And there are a lot of vulnerabilities when it comes to voting over the internet. The device a person is using could be compromised by malware. Or their browser could be compromised. In many online voting systems, voters receive a link to an online portal in an email from their election officials―a link that could be spoofed to redirect to a different website. There’s also the risk that someone could impersonate the voter. The servers that online voting systems rely on could themselves be targeted by viruses to tamper with votes or by DDoS attacks to bring down the whole system. Crucially, electronic votes don’t create the paper trail that allows officials to audit elections after the fact, or to serve as a backup if there is in fact tampering.

But the thing is, people want to vote by phone. In a 2016 Consumer Reports survey of 3,649 voting-age Americans , 33 percent of respondents said that they would be more likely to vote if they could do it from an internet-connected device like a smartphone. (Whether it would actually increase voter turnout is unclear; a 2014 report conducted by an independent panel on internet voting in British Columbia concludes that, when all factors are considered, online voting doesn’t actually lead more people to vote.)

Thirty-one states and Washington, DC, already allow certain people, mostly service members abroad, to file absentee ballots online, according to Verified Voting . But in 28 of those states―including Alaska, where any registered voter can vote online―online voters must waive their right to a secret ballot, underscoring another major risk that security experts worry about with online voting: that it can't protect voter privacy.

"Because of current technological limitations, and the unique challenges of running public elections, it is impossible to maintain separation of voters’ identities from their votes when Internet voting is used," concludes a 2016 joint report from Common Cause, Verified Voting, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center. That's true whether those votes were logged by email, fax, or an online portal.

Enter Voatz

Voatz says it’s different. The 12-person startup, which raised $2.2 million in venture capital in January, has worked on dozens of pilot elections , including primaries in two West Virginia counties this May. On a website FAQ , it notes, “There are several important differences between traditional Internet voting and the West Virginia pilot―mainly, security.”

Voatz CEO Nimit Sawhney says the app has two features that make it more secure than other forms of online voting: the biometrics it uses to authenticate a voter and the blockchain ledger where it stores the votes.

The biometrics part occurs when a voter authenticates their identity using a fingerprint scan on their phones. The app works only on certain Androids and recent iPhones with that feature. Voters must also upload a photo of an official ID―which Sawhney says Voatz verifies by scanning their barcodes―and a video selfie, which Voatz will match to the ID using facial-recognition technology. (“You have to move your face and blink your eyes to make sure you are not taking a video of somebody else or taking a picture of a picture,” Sawhney says.) It’s up to election officials to decide whether a voter should have to upload a new selfie or fingerprint scan each time they access the app or just the first time.

"We feel like that extra level of anonymization on the phone and on the network makes it really really hard to reverse-engineer."

Nimit Sawhney, Voatz

The blockchain comes in after the votes are entered. “The network then verifies it―there’s a whole bunch of checks―then adds it to the blockchain, where it stays in a lockbox until election night,” Sawhney says. Voatz uses a permissioned blockchain, which is run by a specific group of people with granted access, as opposed to a public blockchain like Bitcoin. And in order for election officials to access the votes on election night, they need Voatz to hand deliver them the cryptographic keys.

Sawhney says that election officials print out a copy of each vote once they access them, in order to do an audit. He also tells WIRED that in the version of the app that people will use in November, Voatz will add a way for voters to take a screenshot of their vote and have that separately sent to election officials for a secondary audit.

To address concerns about ballot secrecy, Sawhney says Voatz deletes all personal identification data from its servers, assigns each person a unique but anonymous identifier within the system, and employs a mix of network encryption methods. “We feel like that extra level of anonymization on the phone and on the network makes it really really hard to reverse-engineer,” he says.

Experts Are Concerned

Very little information is publicly available about the technical architecture behind the Voatz app. The company says it has done a security audit with three third-party security firms, but the results of that audit are not public. Sawhney says the audit contains proprietary and security information that can’t leak to the public. He invited any security researchers who want to see the audit to come to Boston and view it in Voatz’s secure room after signing an NDA.

This lack of transparency worries people who’ve been studying voting security for a long time. “In over a decade, multiple studies by the top experts in the field have concluded that internet voting cannot be made secure with current technology. VOATZ claims to have done something that is not doable with current technology, but WON'T TELL US HOW,” writes Stanford computer scientist and Verified Voting founder David Dill in an email to WIRED.

Voatz shared one white paper with WIRED, but it lacks the kind of information experts might expect―details on the system architecture, threat tests, how the system responds to specific attacks, verification from third parties. “In my opinion, anybody purporting to have securely and robustly applied blockchain technology to voting should have prepared a detailed analysis of how their system would respond to a long list of known threats that voting systems must respond to, and should have made their analysis public,” Carnegie Mellon computer scientist David Eckhardt wrote in an email.

Ideally, experts say, Voatz would have held a public testing period of its app before deploying it in a live election. Back in 2010, for example, Washington, DC, was developing an open-source system for online voting and invited the public to try to hack the system in a mock trial. Researchers from the University of Michigan were able to compromise the election server in 48 hours and change all the vote tallies, according to their report afterward . They also found evidence of foreign operatives already in the DC election server. This kind of testing is now considered best practice for any online voting implementation, according to Eckhardt. Voatz’s trials have been in real primaries.

"West Virginia is handing over its votes to a mystery box."

David Dill, Stanford University

Voatz's use of blockchain itself does not inspire security experts, either, who dismissed it mostly as marketing. When asked for his thoughts on Voatz’s blockchain technology, University of Michigan computer scientist Alex Halderman, who was part of the group that threat-tested the DC voting portal in 2010, sent WIRED a recent XKCD cartoon about voting software. In the last panel, a stick figure with a microphone tells two software engineers, “They say they’ve fixed it with something called ‘blockchain.’” The engineers’ response? “Aaaaa!!!” “Whatever they’ve sold you, don’t touch it.” “Bury it in the desert.” “Wear gloves.”

“Voting from an app on a mobile phone is as bad an idea as voting online from a computer,” says Avi Rubin, technical director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins, who has studied electronic voting systems since 1997. “The fact that someone is throwing around the blockchain buzzword does nothing to make this more secure. This is as bad an idea as there is.”

Blockchain has its own limitations, and it’s far from a perfect security solution for something like voting. First of all, information can be manipulated before it enters the chain. "In fact, there is an entire industry in viruses to manipulate cryptocurrency transactions before they enter the blockchain, and there is nothing to prevent the use of similar viruses to change the vote," says Poorvi Vora, a computer scientist and election security expert at George Washington University.

She adds that if the blockchain is a permissioned version, as Voatz’s is, “It is possible for those maintaining the blockchain to collude to change the data, as well as to introduce denial of service type attacks.”

Sawhney pushes back against this last critique, telling WIRED that the blockchain verifiers in the Voatz system is a collection of vetted stakeholders such as Voatz itself, election officials, nonprofit voting auditors, and politicians.

And even though the transaction is through an app rather than a browser, Vora says previously identified risks of internet voting remain. "Both the browser and the app run on the operating system underneath, and both, hence, inherit the vulnerabilities that go with relying entirely on software," she says.

Sawhney admits the concern about malware on a person’s device is legitimate but thinks that creating a program to manipulate votes would be so hard as to be impractical. “It’s theoretically possible, if that malware had been specifically written to intercept votes passing, to reverse-engineer our application, break all our keys, specifically modify if somebody marks oval A change it to oval B, and then bypass the identifier and send it to the network, but that is so, so hard to do in real time," he says. "It is possible, but we haven’t found a way to do it.” He adds that the app checks the phone for malware before downloading on a device, though he admits it could be possible for malware to go undetected.

The role of facial recognition in authenticating voter identities is another thing that concerns experts. Schneider worries that there could be ways to trick that technology using videos available elsewhere on the internet, for instance. And Vora notes that facial-recognition technology has knownracial biases that could affect who even is able to access Voatz.

Sawhney tells WIRED that Voatz has people manually check the facial-recognition authorization. This is possible at the moment but could become an issue if the technology were to be introduced to a wider electorate, as Voatz states on its website is the ultimate goal. In fact, Voatz has already encountered a scaling problem. When Utah GOP voters tried to use the app during their caucus in April, many couldn’t get it to work. You can read about many voters’ experience in bad reviews of Voatz they left in Apple’s App Store. Sawhney tells WIRED that the issues stemmed from voters attempting to download the app and authenticate themselves minutes before polls closed, which didn’t give Voatz enough time.

Though Voatz has answers for much of the criticism it has faced this week, none of its responses are likely to convince security experts that the smartphone voting app is ready for November. At the very least, the security world's reaction to Voatz underscores how important transparency is in the rollout of any new voting system. “West Virginia is handing over its votes to a mystery box,” Dill says.

But election officials in West Virginia are enthusiastic about the app. “They used it in the primary in a couple of the other counties to do a test drive, and they said it was wonderful,” says Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick, who oversees voting in the state capital of Charleston and plans to allow the 60 overseas military members registered in her county to use Voatz to vote. “We're excited and my understanding is the security is wonderful, so we'll find out.”

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InterActiveCorp — the holding company behind OKCupid, Vimeo, The Daily Beast, and more — plans to lay off about one third of the staff at Investopedia, according to a regulatory filing Friday. 

In a New York State WARN notice dated July 31, the company said the firing of 36 of the financial encyclopedia's 96 employees was due to economic reasons and that the employees were not unionized. 

IAC's stock price was down about 0.4% in pre-market trading Friday. 

In an email to Business Insider, Neil Vogel, CEO of IAC brand Dotdash, said the layoffs were due to Investopedia's merger with the former About.com brand. 

“Investopedia has joined the Dotdash family of brands, bringing together two of the fastest growing scaled properties online, with revenue up 50 and 60 percent respectively for the first six months of the year," he said. "With Investopedia’s audience of financial professionals and students and The Balance’s audience of millennials and women, Dotdash has created a clear market leader in the finance space and is well positioned to serve a broad range of consumers and financial advertisers. Though it’s always difficult to say goodbye to colleagues and friends, these changes allow us to increase our focus on our core media businesses and better position the company for the future."

Shares of IAC have risen 41% since the beginning of 2018, fueled by solid bets on dating apps and sites like Tinder, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and more. It has since spun many of those, including Tinder, to Match Group, in which IAC has a roughly 22% stake.

Investopedia saw a massive influx of traffic to its site, especially its explanatory pages about cryptocurrency and blockchain, amid the bitcoin mania in early 2017, its CEO David Siegel told Business Insider in January. At the time, he compared the hype surrounding bitcoin and other alt-coins to the dot com bubble of the 1990's. 

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Is Gold on the Verge of Breaking Out?

This could be the year that gold prices hit a record.

A massive move in gold, driven in part by declines in the U.S. dollar and Treasury bonds, excessive optimism in the stock market, and rising inflation, may help send prices above $1,900 an ounce this year, surpassing the all-time high from 2011. “Gold has been in a stealth bull-market phase for the past few years with little notice from most investors,” says Peter Spina, chief executive of precious-metals information provider GoldSeek.com. “Gold at $2,000 is a long shot, but not an improbable target by any means.”

Barron’s John Kimelman recently flagged the gold rally, offering a number of ways to play it (“Gold’s Recent Rally Could Be Just the Start,” Jan. 6). Among the most popular: exchange-traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (ticker: GLD) and the Van Eck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX).

On Wednesday, February gold settled at $1,339.20 an ounce—the highest futures finish since September 2017. Gold hasn’t ended a session above $1,400 since September 2013. “Gold is on the verge of breaking out of a multiyear base that has formed between [approximately] $1,400 and $1,050,” says Jeb Handwerger, publisher of the Gold Stock Trades newsletter. If it does break above $1,400, “don’t be surprised to see moves like we saw in cryptocurrencies.” Gold, he says, could then “see a doubling in the price from $1,400 to $2,800 in 2018, especially as the Chinese have been rumored to be dumping U.S. bonds and dollars as the greenback hits new three-year lows.”

And gold’s move is much more likely to have staying power than bitcoin. “The difference between moves in bitcoin and gold is that the gold move will be sustainable, as it is driven by supply and demand, whereas bitcoin is all speculative,” he adds (see “Are Investors Selling Gold to Buy Bitcoin?” Dec. 16, 2017).

In a report released earlier this month, the World Gold Council identified themes likely to influence gold’s performance this year, including synchronized global economic growth, especially in China, home to the world’s largest gold market, and “frothy asset prices.” Adds the WGC: “Should global financial markets correct, investors could benefit from having an exposure to gold, as it has historically reduced losses during periods of financial distress.”

Meanwhile, the market expects a spike in Chinese gold demand ahead of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 16. Final demand data for the first quarter won’t be released until April, says Juan Carlos Artigas, director, investment research at the WGC, but he points out that the first three quarters of last year saw an “upward trend in China’s bar and coin demand,” compared with a year earlier.


Gold has shown persistent strength in recent weeks. On Dec. 20, gold futures started their longest winning streak on record, eventually posting gains for 11 trading sessions in a row ending on Jan. 5. “The odds are highly favorable that in the coming week or months, the [$1,350 gold] barrier will fall and the momentum will be unleashed,” says Spina, predicting prices of $1,500 to $1,600 on the upside, with “potential to reach near-prior records.” Gold futures hit a record intraday high above $1,900 in September 2011.

Is Gold on the Verge of Breaking Out?

SOME ANALYSTS, HOWEVER, offered a more moderate outlook. Nitesh Shah, director and commodities strategist at ETF Securities, says his “base case fair value” for gold is “broadly flat over the coming year, as support from rising inflation will counter the downward pressure from rising interest rates.” He pegged “fair value” at about $1,280 for the year under that scenario.

But his “bull case” would see gold rise to $1,420 by midyear and settle just below $1,400 by year end—assuming only two U.S. interest-rate hikes in 2018, which would imply a more moderate rise in ICE’s U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) and U.S. Treasury yields. Strength in the greenback can dull gold’s attractiveness to holders of other currencies, and rising bond yields can hurt its investment appeal since gold offers no yield.

On the more bearish side, gold prices may fall to $1,110 by year end if the Federal Reserve delivers four rate hikes and assuming the “absence of any geopolitical risk premia or adverse financial market shock,” says Shah.

Meanwhile, Chris Gaffney, president of World Markets at EverBank, says that $2,000 gold is “unlikely” in 2018, but $1,600 is “possible.” Adds Gaffney: “Everything would need to fall into place for gold, but if we get a major black-swan event, or a major correction in the equity markets, we could easily see gold investors flock back into the market, and a 20% gain in price could occur.”
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  • Kylie Jenner shared two close-up photos with her daughter Stormi Webster on the eve of her 21st birthday.
  • She then shared multiple side-by-side images of herself as a baby and Stormi on her Instagram story.
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Kylie Jenner has broken her own social media rule in honor of turning 21 years old.

The Kylie Cosmetics creator shared two intimate, close-up photos with her daughter on the eve of her birthday — marking the first time fans have seen Stormi clearly since Jenner announced she wouldn't be posting images of her baby's face two months ago.

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Show 3133 Documentary -The Blockchain and Us, Also, Blockchain and World Poverty and Blockchain Solutions to Mischief and Poverty.

Segment 1- Documentary. The Blockchain and Us.

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A film by Manuel Stagars http://www.blockchain-documentary.com For more interviews about the brave new world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, see Manuel's podcast: http://www.theblockchainandus.com. In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin and the blockchain. For the first time in history, his invention made it possible to send money around the globe without banks, governments or any other intermediaries. The concept of the blockchain isn’t very intuitive. But still, many people believe it is a game changer. Economist and filmmaker Manuel Stagars portrays this exciting technology in interviews with software developers, cryptologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, consultants, VCs, authors, politicians, and futurists from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, the UK, and Australia. The Blockchain and Us is no explainer video of the technology. It gives a view on the topic, makes it accessible and starts a conversation about its potential wider implications in a non-technical way. The film deliberately poses more questions than it answers. For a deep dive, see all full-length interviews from the film here: http://www.blockchain-documentary.com...     Published on Apr 4, 2017

 

Segment 2- How Blockchain Will End World Poverty

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William Blair partner Brian Singer explains how Bitcoin and blockchain encryption has a greater ability to bring more of the world's population out of poverty than anything we've seen in decades. Published on May 17, 2016

 

Segment 3- From The Mises Institute.

Why We Fight: Blockchain Solutions to Mischief and Poverty | Patrick Byrne

 

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Daily Gold & Silver Market Report – 08/10/2018

For several consecutive months, Silver prices have dipped to near-record lows. This week, Silver continued its overall decline but some analysts view this as a great investment opportunity for long-term investors. As observed by Moe Zulfiqar on TalkMarkets, the current selling prices for Silver could lead to “massive rewards” in the near future. Among the reasons cited by Zulfiqar is the fact that Silver is currently undervalued: “Over the last two decades, whenever the Gold-to-Silver ratio has reached around 80, it has then dropped lower—to around 45. So, whenever this ratio is around 80, Silver is deemed undervalued.”

Zulfiqar's analysis goes on to point out demand for Silver in India is steadily growing. In June 2017, India imported approximately $128 million worth of Silver, which more than doubled by June 2018 to $364 million. There is also evidence of an upcoming Silver rush, Zulfigar observed. “Between June and July 2018, Silver sales at the United States Mint surged by over 103%. It sold 885,000 ounces of Silver in American Eagle coins. A month earlier, sales amounted to 435,000 ounces.”

Despite Softer Dollar, Gold Price Falls

Gold prices continued to fall late this week despite the U.S. dollar losing strength. Investors are still grappling with the overall impact of the back-and-forth tariff war between China and the United States. December delivery Gold futures on the Comex lost 0.31 percent, falling to $1,216.10 per troy ounce as of 1:45 a.m. (ET) Friday. A report on Investing.com attributes part of the decline to profit-taking by investors following two days of slight gains while the trade war escalated.

Spot prices of Gold bullion have historically been linked to dollar strength. This week, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce publicly communicated a 25 percent tariff on $16 million in U.S. manufactured goods, which included American-made motorcycles and passenger cars. This followed an announcement by the Trump administration on Tuesday which allowed for similar tariffs on an equal number of Chinese goods. The Ministry of Commerce in China declared openly that the U.S. tariffs were “very unreasonable” and they had little choice except to retaliate.

Friday Could be Pivotal for Bitcoin

Bitcoin, the world’s leading cryptocurrency, saw several declines this week, as a sell-off of more than 26 percent continued. However, Bitcoin traded Thursday within the same high and low range as Wednesday, which indicates to some analysts that stability and even growth may be pending. CoinDesk pointed out that buyers and sellers of Bitcoin have been indecisive this week, but a robust corrective rally is possible over the weekend if buyers find confidence in higher prices Friday. The article also observes that if prices close behind Thursday’s low, the sell-off could continue into next week.

At 10:17 a.m. (ET), the APMEX Gold and Silver spot prices were:

    • Gold, $1,219.00 Up $3.80
    • Silver, $15.50 Down $0.04
    • Platinum, $837.40 Up $1.30
    • Palladium, $912.10 Up $3.70

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Esta semana, un individuo reveló que había completado el primer swap sin fiar mediante el comercio de efectivo en cadena de bitcoin (BCH) para el núcleo de bitcoin fuera de la cadena (BTC) utilizando el protocolo de intercambio submarino de Alex Bosworth.

Submarino en efectivo de Bitcoin en cadena intercambiado por BTC fuera de la cadena

La criptomoneda descentralizada de Bitcoin Cash (BCH) se comercializó a través de Lightning Network esta semana para el núcleo bitcoin fuera de la cadena (BTC). De acuerdo con un individuo en Reddit llamado u / Darkdeepths, dice que ha tenido la suerte de ver las pruebas de intercambio de submarinos de Bosworth y decidió probar el protocolo él mismo. El protocolo de intercambio submarino es una plataforma de comercio atómica en cadena y fuera de cadena creada por Bosworth que permite a una persona utilizar fondos en cadena para pagar una factura de Lightning fuera de la cadena. Los usuarios pueden probar el protocolo con monedas testnet y el proceso fue utilizado recientemente por Jason Wong para una transacción litecoin (LTC) en cadena comercializada para una transacción BTC fuera de la cadena. El usuario de Reddit Darkdeepths decidió utilizar el efectivo de Bitcoin para el experimento hace dos días.
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Darkdeepths BCH para intercambio submarino BTC.
"Estoy cambiando el BCH en cadena por el BTC fuera de cadena", explica Darkdeepths. "Tengo la suerte de echar un vistazo a la genial tecnología de intercambio submarino que está construyendo Alex Bosworth. Decidí que quería probar la conversión de algunos de mis BCH en cadena a Lightning Network BTC".
Creé una billetera Lightning en Moneni.com y generé la factura de Lightning allí. Alex ya tenía la capacidad del canal, así que todo lo que tenía que hacer era ingresar la factura y pagar el script que me proporcionó. Su servicio también devolvió una carga útil con un script de canje y una altura de bloque después de lo cual pude reclamar un reembolso (en caso de que las cosas fueran al sur).
BCH en cadena utilizado en un intercambio submarino para BTC fuera de la cadena
Conceptos como Plasma y Atomic Swaps se han vuelto más populares durante el último año.

Los intercambios atómicos y el comercio de plasma pueden vigorizar el concepto de intercambios descentralizados

Algunos defensores de Bitcoin Cash parecían gustarles la idea de que el BCH en cadena se intercambiara sin fiabilidad por BTC fuera de la cadena. El experimento Darkdeepths fue una de las principales publicaciones en el foro bitcoin centrado en efectivo r / btc el 9 de agosto. Además, Darkdeepths dijo que podría intentar revertir el proceso durante su próxima prueba.   
"Fue muy emocionante ejecutar el intercambio con activos reales", dice Darkdeepths .   
Pensando en intentar lo inverso pronto (solicitando BCH-on-chain para mi BTC-on-LN). debería funcionar cuando el intercambio se inicie desde cualquier lado de la operación.
Ideas como estas hacen posible que las personas se den cuenta de las posibilidades de un intercambio sin confianza y de intercambios verdaderamente descentralizados. Las ideas como los intercambios atómicos y el plasma están permitiendo que los operadores intercambien criptomonedas sin un tercero involucrado y muchos intercambios descentralizados están basando sus modelos en algún tipo de intercambio entre cadenas.


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No está del todo claro qué está ocurriendo exactamente en la naciente división de criptomonedas de Facebook, pero varios informes sugieren que algo está en marcha.

Facebook se reúne con el proyecto de criptomoneda Stellar

El primero proviene de Business Insider , quien informa que el grupo de investigación blockchain de Facebook se reunió recientemente con Stellar para analizar cómo el conglomerado de medios sociales podría aprovechar la tecnología de contabilidad distribuida (DLT) mientras explora potencialmente la creación de una red de pagos.
De acuerdo con fuentes anónimas, las dos partes discutieron cómo Facebook podría bifurcar la cadena de bloques Stellar pública, de forma muy parecida a la aplicación de chat Kik después de que decidió crear una cadena de bloques independiente para su criptomoneda Kin en lugar de utilizarla en la red Stellar principal. También se dice que el grupo de trabajo se ha reunido con otros proyectos de criptomonedas sin nombre.
La publicación también informa que Facebook ha estado expandiendo rápidamente su división blockchain. Un puesto de trabajo dijo que el esfuerzo "es una startup dentro de Facebook, con la visión de hacer que la tecnología blockchain funcione a escala de Facebook y mejorar las vidas de miles de millones de personas en todo el mundo".

Crypto Lead de Facebook desciende de Coinbase Board

El anuncio, reportado por primera vez por CoinDesk , de que David Marcus, vicepresidente de Facebook y ex jefe de su división Messenger, dejó su puesto en la junta directiva de Coinbase, un rol que originalmente asumió en el gigante de intercambio de criptomonedas en diciembre pasado.
Marcus, como informó CCN , dejó su puesto en Messenger en mayo para dirigir la división de blockchain de Facebook, donde informa directamente al CTO de Facebook, Mike Schroepfer.
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Un portavoz de Coinbase dijo a la publicación que Marcus había renunciado para evitar la aparición de un conflicto de intereses, lo que llevó a la especulación de que Facebook se está preparando para hacer un gran anuncio con respecto a sus planes de criptomoneda.
A principios de este año, el medio de noticias financieras Cheddar informó que múltiples fuentes habían dicho que Facebook está "específicamente interesado en crear su propia ficha digital, lo que le permitiría a sus más de dos mil millones de usuarios facilitar las transacciones sin la moneda respaldada por el gobierno".
La criptomoneda también ha estado en la mente del CEO de Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, quien dijo que uno de sus desafíos personales para 2018 es aprender más sobre las tecnologías "como el cifrado y la criptomoneda".


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          Google and Twitter Searches Forecast Increase in the Crypto Prices, State Yale Economists      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Yale economists Aleh Tsyvinski and Yukun Liu have come up with a study showing that cryptocurrency markets move depending on the type of attention they receive.

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Facebook is invading the blockchain, but how? Back in May, Facebook formed a cryptocurrency team to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans. Former head of Messenger David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board of Coinbase, the biggest crypto […]
          Bitcoin analysis for 10/08/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) postpone the decision to introduce Bitcoin to trading on the stock exchange investment fund (ETF) by September 30, according to an official document issued by the SEC on August 7.

ETFs are securities that track a basket of assets that are proportionally represented in the fund's shares. They are perceived by some as a potential step forward in the mass adoption of cryptocurrencies as a regulated and passive investment vehicle.

The fund under consideration is powered by the investment company VanEck and the financial company SolidX and is expected to be listed on the BZX stock exchange at the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE). The SEC has now almost two months to consider the proposed change of rules by CBOE Global Markets Inc., which would allow the fund to list.

The announcement states that the SEC received over 1,300 comments on the proposed change to the list and trade of SolidX BTC shares issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The document says: "Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to § 19 (b) (2) of Act 6, appoints 30 September 2018 as the date to which it will approve, reject or re-verify the proposed change".

Last month, the SEC delayed the decision by the investment company Direxion to apply for the ETF ETF until September 21. The Agency pointed to the fundamentally unregulated nature of cryptocurrency markets as the main reason for the rejection of the proposal, stating that when the spot market is unregulated, there must be significant regulated markets for derivative instruments linked to underlying assets.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture. The market Has bounced around $500, from the swing low at the level of $6,083 to the level of $6,594 and now is resuming the downtrend again. The next technical resistance is seen at the level of $6,782 and then at the level of $7,176. The momentum is still below its fifty level, but the market conditions are now oversold. The immediate support is seen at the level of $6,083.

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          IOTA Trinity Update – 10th August      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Unsurprisingly, following on from last week’s update, the focus is still very much on preparing desktop beta release. Preparations needed for code signing (which ensures you don’t accidentally download a malicious clone) are near complete. All significant bugs discovered in alpha testing have been resolved, and the remaining minor visual bugs are being fixed. We […]

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          On-Chain BCH Used in a Submarine Swap for Off-Chain BTC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week an individual revealed he had completed the first trustless swap by trading on-chain bitcoin cash (BCH) for off-chain bitcoin core (BTC) using Alex Bosworth’s submarine swap protocol. Also read: Illegal Activity No Longer Dominant Use of Bitcoin: DEA Agent On-Chain Bitcoin Cash Submarine Swapped for Off-Chain BTC The decentralized cryptocurrency bitcoin cash (BCH) was […]

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          Reasons behind Ripple’s XRP recent price slump      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

The cryptocurrency markets continue to record dismal performances, with the market recording losses of over $8.5 billion US dollars over the last couple of days. Currently, the total virtual currency market cap stands at about $220 billion, a lousy figure compared to the roughly $231 billion US dollars verified a couple of days ago. The […]

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          Distributed Dialogues: Blockchain’s Better Side      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The fact that great responsibility accompanies great power has become crystal clear in the blockchain world. While blockchains are most commonly connected with commerce, the potential impact of distributed ledgers is being discovered in fresh sectors daily. In the most recent episode of the Distributed Dialogues podcast, a collaborative show between the Let’s Talk Bitcoin […]

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          Bitcoin Bubble? Why the Burst Might Be Good for Bitcoin & Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Media outlets that once ran glorifying stories of Bitcoin ascendance are now describing a Bitcoin bubble that has popped. Economists who were at first curious in a new type of monetary system are now foretelling panic. In this strange climate after a fall from great heights, it’s worth considering how we got here and what […]

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          Pay-TV Provider DISH Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash as a Payment Option      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

DISH, a US subscription model pay-TV provider, announced on Thursday that it has added Bitcoin Cash as a payment option. To achieve this, the company is now using BitPay, a global blockchain payments provider, to process its customer’s Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash transactions. DISH was the first subscription-based pay-TV provider to accept Bitcoin in 2014. […]

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          Crypto Coin vs. Token: Understanding the Difference      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

There are many terminologies for cryptocurrencies. Newer investors may find it difficult to distinguish between various categories. In this article, we look at the difference between crypto coin vs. token. We also examine some of the most relevant projects in each category and try to understand how some cryptocurrency projects migrate from digital tokens to […]

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          Bank of China Launches Blockchain Research Initiative to Improve Monitoring      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Liu Qiuwan, the Chief Information Officer at Bank of China (one of China’s four largest banks) has announced a plan to spend more on technological research, including research on blockchain. Qiuwan’s announcement came at a press conference earlier this week. The bank is also interested in funding research on cloud computing, big data, and artificial […]

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          How Siacoin (SC) Is Gearing Towards the Future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The competition to develop a better, decentralized cloud storage solution powered by blockchain technology is fierce. In this article, we highlight Siacoin (SC) and the Sia project team’s efforts to change the decentralized cloud storage landscape. We will also examine how this project is changing the cryptocurrency mining industry with Sia mining. Why Cloud Storage on the […]

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          $3 Billion in BTC in Question as India’s Biggest Financial Scam Ever is Revealed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Investigations into a $3 billion Ponzi scheme in the Indian state of Gujarat have revealed a laundry list of characters and plot points that seem straight out of Hollywood. In addition to allegations of tax evasions and police corruption, Bloomberg report that the scheme also involves “a kidnapper who was kidnapped and a fugitive politician.” […]

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          The Opposition Towards Bitcoin ABC’s Proposed Upgrade Changes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On August 8, the Bitcoin ABC development team published an announcement regarding the November hard fork changes with plans to finish the latest codebase by August 15. The proposal falls in line with the ABC developer’s upgrade timeline and contains about five different changes that will soon be ready for testing. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Acceptance […]

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          IT Industry Leader Innosilicon Announces Partnership With Cloudminter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Innosilicon, designer of the industry leading cryptocurrency mining ASIC products, today announced that it has partnered with the Canadian cloud corporation Cloudminter. In this strategic alliance,  The two companies will collaborate in the to development of a groundbreaking 300 MW mining facility in Eastern Canada, set to start operations in Q4 2018. […]

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          ICO News: Investments Soar Past the $12 Billion Mark as 2018 Becomes the Year of ICOs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If 2017 was the year for buying crypto coins, 2018 has become the year of investing in crypto projects. According to the latest ICO news, funding for blockchain-based projects has soared in the first half of the year. Detailed in a report by Autonomous Research LLP, the amount of money raised through initial coin offerings […]

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          Lightning Network Payment System “SparkSwap” Makes Its Official Debut      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new way to trade bitcoin and digital currencies is now in the books. SparkSwap is the first crypto exchange to be built on the Lightning Network. It allows users to trade both bitcoin and altcoins in seconds without depositing assets with a third party. In a blog post, SparkSwap founder Trey Griffith said, “You […]

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          Lightning Network Payment System “SparkSwap” Makes Its Official Debut      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new way to trade bitcoin and digital currencies is now in the books. SparkSwap is the first crypto exchange to be built on the Lightning Network. It allows users to trade both bitcoin and altcoins in seconds without depositing assets with a third party. In a blog post, SparkSwap founder Trey Griffith said, “You […]

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          Distorted Values Mean the XRP and Bitcoin Superstore Partnership Has Gone Unnoticed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

What’s the end goal for cryptos? If you take a step back from the latest regulatory news and price predictions, you’ll see that the underlying aim for every project is mainstream acceptance. When Sataoshi Nakamoto published Bitcoin’s whitepaper in 2009, the introduction states that commerce on the internet has had to rely on financial institutions acting as trusted […]

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          Unusual Activity Rocks Ethereum Price as Security Issues Continue      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Network congestion from an unknown spammer has caused the price of Ethereum to take a tumble in recent days. Tracking the ETH price live, its dollar value has fallen from $411 to $361 since August 4. Although trading on August 10 has seen a small reversal, the day’s Ethereum price chart still shows a $50 drop in […]

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          Interview with TechCrunch’s Editor-At-Large Josh Constine on Future of Crypto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In the rapidly developing world of technology, being an excellent breaking tech news journalist requires attaining a near expert-level understanding of complex concepts and trends, while also not betraying a beginner’s mindset to communicate with an audience with mixed levels of technical knowledge. TechCrunch.com has been consistently ranked as the #1 source of breaking tech […]

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          DDEX Co-Founder Bowen Wang on Recent Advancements & HOT Token      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

According to 0x Tracker, DDEX has reigned over all other decentralized exchanges for quite some time now. Technically a relayer that was originally built to implement the Hydro Protocol, DDEX now accounts for about 75% of the total volume of trades over the 0x Protocol each month. Mr. Bowen Wang, co-founder of DDEX, and Coin Central’s Munair Simpson […]

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          Study: Bitcoin course can be guessed by Google searches …      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new Yale study shows that you can better assess the price increases of the crypto currency with Google and Twitter. And maybe even suspect one or the other crash. In addition to the policy of Donald Trump, there are few things that are as influential and fluctuate as strong as the course of Bitcoin. […]

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          IT Industry Leader Innosilicon to Debut Breakthrough Mining Technology in North American Roadshow      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Innosilicon, designer of the industry leading cryptocurrency mining ASIC products, today announced that it has achieved a industry record breaking performance in its Terminator Sha256 Bitcoin mining ASIC series. To highlight the event, a North American Mining Summit is set to take place in Montreal and Toronto on August 13-15. August 10th, […]

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          Apocalyptic Predictions About Privacy Coins Are Very Wide of the Mark      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin is a permissionless ledger. In plain English, that means you don’t need to ask anyone’s damn permission to use it. There are no terms and conditions to read, no checkbox to tick, and no forms to sign before you can send or receive bitcoin. But if some people had their way, pseudonymous cryptocurrencies, as […]

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          Golden Gate Ventures Launches $10 Million Cryptocurrency Fund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Singapore, said on Friday that it is launching a $10 million cryptocurrency investment fund. The fund will invest in cryptocurrency exchanges and digital asset providers. Founded in 2011, Golden Gate Ventures has since invested in more than thirty companies, all of them in South-East Asia. The […]

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          How JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon sings on the credibility of his bank      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week, crypto-skeptical statements have been made by JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, one of Bitcoin’s best known adversaries. In the past, Jamie Dimon, along with other financial names, shot Bitcoin. However, in recent months, despite a weak crypto market or maybe just because of that, it has calmed down in terms of criticism of cryptocurrencies. […]

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          Quickex: The New Cryptocurrency Exchange      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Quickex is aiming to provide regular cryptocurrency holders with an efficient and easy-to-use tool to buy, sell and exchange crypto and fiat. August 10, 2018, Moscow, Russia – By March 2018 around 25 million US citizens had come to possess crypto among their assets. As the tendency had been the same in […]

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          Switcheo Trading 18.9% Lower Over Last 7 Days (SWTH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Switcheo (CURRENCY:SWTH) traded 1.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 15:00 PM ET on July 26th. One Switcheo token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0093 or 0.00000145 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io and Switcheo Network. In the last seven days, Switcheo has traded down 18.9% against the […]
          vSlice (VSL) Tops One Day Volume of $22.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
vSlice (CURRENCY:VSL) traded 23.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on July 26th. One vSlice token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0418 or 0.00000653 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit and Liqui. vSlice has a market capitalization of $1.40 million and $22.00 worth of vSlice […]
          Measurable Data Token 1-Day Volume Hits $77,654.00 (MDT)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Measurable Data Token (CURRENCY:MDT) traded 10% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on August 10th. One Measurable Data Token token can now be bought for about $0.0094 or 0.00000147 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, FCoin, OKEx and Bancor Network. Over the last week, Measurable Data Token […]
          Ulatech (ULA) Price Hits $0.0114 on Top Exchanges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ulatech (CURRENCY:ULA) traded flat against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on July 26th. Over the last week, Ulatech has traded flat against the US dollar. One Ulatech coin can now be purchased for $0.0114 or 0.00000179 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Ulatech has a market cap of […]
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(CURRENCY:) traded flat against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on July 26th. One can now be purchased for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, has traded flat against the US dollar. has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of […]
          BrokerNekoNetwork Reaches Market Cap of $0.00 (BNN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BrokerNekoNetwork (CURRENCY:BNN) traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on August 10th. In the last seven days, BrokerNekoNetwork has traded down 26.2% against the US dollar. One BrokerNekoNetwork token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. BrokerNekoNetwork has a […]
          Exchange Rates 2.9.0 - Easily accessed currency conversions. (Demo)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Exchange Rates is perfect for you if you are tired of launching the OS X Calculator app and stepping through menu paths, or launching the fullscreen OS X Dashboard just for doing a simple currency conversion. It's a small currency calculator residing in the OS X status bar -- always available and always up-to-date. Nothing more, nothing less. Everything can be done using keyboard shortcuts, so you can easily convert an amount between two currencies without interrupting your current workflow by using the mouse or even launching another window-based application. All exchange rates are being updated continuously in the background, so you don't have to do anything about it. In addition, the fixed exchange rates of all euro predecessor currencies (such as the Austrian shilling or Deutschmark) and the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Litecoin are available as well. And just in case you would like to know what your paper currency is worth in sound money: Exchange Rates also offers precious metals (gold, silver, platinum and palladium) for conversions - each in grams and troy ounces.

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  • Can now also use quandl as an alternative data source for the most important world currencies
  • Adds a command line API for simple currency conversions
  • Various bugfixes and under-the-hood improvements


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          ZelCash Tops 24 Hour Trading Volume of $2,079.00 (ZEL)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ZelCash (CURRENCY:ZEL) traded up 0.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 14:00 PM Eastern on August 10th. One ZelCash coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0275 or 0.00000428 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Trade Satoshi, TradeOgre and Stocks.Exchange. During the last week, ZelCash has traded down 5.2% against […]
          What the Facebook Crypto team could build      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Facebook is invading the blockchain, but how? Back in May, Facebook formed a cryptocurrency team to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans. Former head of Messenger David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board of Coinbase, the biggest crypto […]

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          ExCraft Launches First DAO, User-Governed, Cloud Native Cryptocurrency Exchange      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

HONG KONG, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ExCraft (www.excraft.com), a cloud-native cryptocurrency exchange based in Hong Kong that implements a DAO governance ran by the users and pools and introduces microservices to achieve a highly secure and high-performance architecture, was launched ...


          Peraturan Crypto Baru Thailand Menarik ICO dan Bursa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sebanyak 50 penjualan token dan 20 pertukaran cryptocurrency telah diterapkan untuk lisensi di Thailand, kurang dari sebulan setelah persetujuan peraturan ICO baru, outlet berita lokal Bangkok Post melaporkan pada hari [...]
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Ripple kan het beste worden beschouwd als een financieel technologisch project voor het bankwezen. Ripple ontwikkeld protocollen en software die het internationale bankwezen vooruit helpen om te kunnen concurreren met een cryptocurrency zoals Bitcoin. Het internationale betalingsverkeer gebaseerd op SWIFT en een ingewikkelde Nostro en Vostro boekhoudingen zijn niet goedkoop, niet snel, niet efficiënt en...

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The concept of money you never touch is a little easier to understand in the age of debit cards. But Bitcoin? Virtual wallets? Cryptocurrencies? It takes a little more work to wrap our minds around recent developments in concepts of money, especially the blockchain technology that makes cryptocurrencies possible. Fortunately, Stephen McKeon is well-versed on the subject matter. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance at the University of Oregon.
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Chilean cryptocurrency exchange Crypto MKT has recently announced that the country’s citizens can now buy products and services with cryptocurrency from over 5,000 merchants through a new integration with a crypto payment processor. According...
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Ripple wants to be seen as a medium of exchange, but it can't become that until it offers price stability, which it has yet to demonstrate.

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At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is exchanging at around $6,421, marking a price depreciation of about 1.22% in the last 24-hours. The latest price dip opens the gates for a new weekly low. Bitcoin’s most recent price dip follows the decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to postpone Bitcoin’s ETF […]

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The regulators have awoken. SEC Director William Hinman introduced novel concepts to the securities law analysis such that sellers of digital assets may have an escape valve. Yes, even if their initial sale triggered securities laws, later sales may not. The industry should not move forward without careful exploration of these concepts. First order of […]

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          The world's largest maker of bitcoin mining chips is reportedly hoping to raise $18 billion for what could end up being the largest IPO in history      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Cryptocurrency mining chip maker Bitmain hopes to raise $18 billion for an IPO in the coming months, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk.
  • If the company raised $18 billion at a market capitalization of $40 to $50 billion, that could make it the largest IPO in history.
  • In June, Bloomberg reported that Bitmain was planning to go public to further its pursuits in producing hardware for artificial intelligence technology. 

The world's largest producer of cryptocurrency mining chips, Bitmain, is planning to file for an initial public offering in September, according to documents obtained by CoinDesk.

According to the documents, CoinDesk reports Bitmain's proposed public offering could end up being the largest in history: The company reportedly hopes to raise $18 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at a market capitalization of $40 to $50 billion.

While Bitmain's primary industry has been producing integrated circuit chips used to algorithmically "mine" cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the company recently began to manufacture chip hardware for the artificial intelligence industry. 

Bitmain is headed up by 32-year-old Jihan Wu, who founded the Beijing-based company only five years ago with the vision that digital currencies would be the de facto money of the future.

In June, Bloomberg reported that Wu was considering taking his company public and that Wu plans to position Bitmain as a ruthless competitor in the circuit chip industry. 

So far, Wu's pursuit has proved overwhelmingly successful: In the few short years since it was founded, Bitmain has become one of the world's most valuable cryptocurrency companies. In the first sixth months of 2018 alone, the company raked in $2.5 billion in revenue, according to Bloomberg.

The company has received $450 million in funding from investors including Sequoia, GIC, and IDG Capital. 

Bitmain did not immediately respond to a request for comment on any IPO plans.

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  • Facebook is speaking with several crypto projects as it explores ways it can use blockchain technology.
  • In recent months, Facebook's blockchain team has met with the open-source payment-technology company Stellar about some of these opportunities, people familiar with the talks told Business Insider.
  • Facebook could use blockchain technology to rival big banks' payments networks.
  • The tech firm has big ambitions for its blockchain group, with a recent job ad saying it "is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale and improve the lives of billions of people around the world."

Facebook is speaking with several crypto projects as it explores ways it can use blockchain technology.

In recent months, Facebook's blockchain team, led by the former PayPal executive David Marcus, has met with the open-source payments-technology company Stellar about some of those opportunities, people familiar with the talks told Business Insider.

While the talks were early-stage and there is no indication they will lead to a partnership, they could shed light on Facebook's ambitions to push into finance and take on big banks.

For example, if Facebook wanted to rival the big banks' payments networks, it could leverage blockchain technology to do so, said a person familiar with the firm's talks with Stellar.

The speed of certain blockchains over traditional financial pipes-and-plumbing is one of the most cited benefits of the red-hot technology. A JPMorgan research note said a transaction on Ripple's network took four seconds versus three to five days for traditional banking systems to process a transaction.

Facebook already appears to be taking other steps to break into banking, reportedly considering showing users their bank balance or fraud alerts.

A Stellar insider told Business Insider it would make sense for Facebook to record payment transactions on a distributed ledger like Stellar. Other merchants could then connect to a Stellar-based ledger. Such a platform could rival the Swift payments network that connects banks and allows for money transfers.

"They'd be taking the rug out from under the banks," the person said. "They can add a bank more quickly than a bank could build a social network."

Sources say Facebook and Stellar have spoken about the firm potentially forking the main Stellar network as part of its blockchain efforts. A crypto fork is when a blockchain splits into two — both have the same underpinnings but can be managed differently moving forward.

Facebook is known for working with other open-source technologies; it's one of the largest maintainers of React, an open-source technology language. It could, in theory, fork an existing blockchain as opposed to building its own.

A representative for Facebook disputed that the company would build on Stellar's technology. A spokeswoman for Stellar declined to comment.

The price of Stellar Lumens rose about 8% following Business Insider's report on the talks between Facebook and Stellar, according to CoinMarketCap. 

'Improve the lives of billions of people around the world'

A source close to Facebook's blockchain business said the company was making a long-term bet on blockchain that would most likely resemble its investments in artificial intelligence. Rather than targeting a specific vertical, such as payments, Facebook's blockchain group would provide a foundation from which the firm will be able to target an array of possible opportunities.

A recent Facebook job ad reflects this notion, saying the blockchain group "is a startup within Facebook, with a vision to make blockchain technology work at Facebook scale and improve the lives of billions of people around the world."

The firm is also looking to expand its crypto group, according to job ads. One position the firm is looking to fill is a manager for a newly created software engineer team within the blockchain group.

Facebook is also hiring a blockchain public-policy manager to analyze policy issues relating to blockchain and advise product and business teams on those developments.

Already, Shashwat Gupta, a former product manager for Samsung Pay, joined as a product strategist for blockchain in May. "Blockchain" was removed from his LinkedIn profile after Business Insider talked to a Facebook spokesman.

And Evan Cheng was promoted to head of engineering for blockchain in June.

The duo joined Facebook employees including Kevin Weil, a vice president of product, and James Everingham, a head of engineering.

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          2018 is shaping up to be a record year for private investing: VCs have already poured $73 billion into startups valued at $1 billion or more      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Sixty-five companies have reached valuations of $1 billion or more for the first time this year, new data from Crunchbase reveals.
  • Private investors poured $73 billion into "unicorn" companies in the first seven months of 2018 — just $15 billion short of the total funding for unicorns in all of 2017.

In Silicon Valley, startups valued at $1 billion or more are nicknamed "unicorns" because originally they were so few and far between.

But according to new data from Crunchbase, 2018 is quickly diminishing the rarity of the unicorn status: After the first seven months of the year, 65 companies are already newly minted unicorns.

If the trend continues, 2018 will be a record-making year for billion-dollar companies.

"In the first seven months of 2018, investors put $73 billion into rounds for private venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion or more," the Crunchbase reporter Joanna Glaser wrote. "That's about three-fourths of the total for all of 2017, last tallied at $98 billion."

Among the companies achieving unicorn status are buzzy, US-based startups like the electric-scooter company Lime and the e-cigarette purveyor Juul. As Crunchbase notes, cryptocurrency companies like the mining chip producer Bitmain and the crypto trading platform Circle are also unicorn newcomers.

So far, the US and China are tied when it comes to companies achieving unicorn status. While a reported 26 companies have achieved billion-dollar valuations this year in both countries, Crunchbase notes that Chinese companies are typically slower to make their valuations publicly available, suggesting that China's startup growth could be greater than that of the US.

It's worth remembering, however, that big valuations, while often coveted by founders and investors alike, aren't necessarily always purely beneficial. As the longtime Silicon Valley investor Elad Gil pointed out in a recent interview with Business Insider, a high valuation can often hurt a company's long-term growth.

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To finish out our series on venture capital, we'll take a look to the future. Cryptocurrency may have its disruptive eye cast toward venture capital. The initial coin offering is a type of crypto-crowdfunding that startups can use to raise cash quickly without kissing the Silicon Valley ring. But do ICOs really have the potential to replace venture capital for startups? We go back to the time Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Yuliya Chernova, who covers venture capital for the Wall Street Journal, about the pros and cons of ICOs.
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Distributed Dialogues: Blockchain’s Better Side

The fact that great responsibility accompanies great power has become crystal clear in the blockchain world. While blockchains are most commonly connected with commerce, the potential impact of distributed ledgers is being discovered in fresh sectors daily.

In the most recent episode of the Distributed Dialogues podcast, a collaborative show between the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed Magazine, blockchain’s better side was on display. The show explored three different perspectives on how the technology is being used, not just to raise crypto value, but to help humanity rise up.

Blockchains for Human Rights

Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), explained that organization’s optimism about blockchain technology. HRF is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies.

According to Gladstein in his interview with the show’s co-host Rick Lewis, about 90 countries, with a total population of about 4 billion people, currently lack the checks and balances that a more open society would have.

Gladstein believes that decentralized models such as blockchains and cryptocurrencies can make a world of difference for this large population whose rights are routinely violated. It’s part of a nascent field he calls “demtech,” short for “democracy tech,” and its development comes with an unexpected bonus.

“Demtech would be getting power back in the hands of the people,” he said. “It’s not really out there yet … but it’s an opportunity, and what’s cool is you can probably make a lot of money in this space. When you talk about decentralized money networks, decentralized VPNs, censorship-resistant money and communications, I think there’s going to be huge demand for that …There’s tremendous opportunity to both impact the planet and make a lot of money, which is kind of a first for the human rights space.”

Brian Behlendorf on Governance

Brian Behlendorf is the executive director of Hyperledger, the umbrella project of open-source blockchains which is striving to support collaborative development for blockchain technology. As a primary developer of the Apache Web server, Behlendorf’s influence has spanned the web for decades.

His role as a founder of the Apache Software Foundation has also established him as a long-time advocate of the open-software community. Behlendorf strikes a balance between the responsibilities that should be designated to machine and to man, in his interview with Distributed Dialogues co-host Dave Hollerith.

“We can’t give up the need to find ways, as humans, to make decisions together,” Behlendorf pointed out. “And so, I think the more of governance, the more of business processes that we can make algorithmic and auditable using blockchain technology, in addition to lots of others, the better off we’ll be, because the more fair, potentially, we’ll have the application of those rules to society.

“But we still need human governance at the end of the day,” he continued, “and even the public blockchain ledgers have that in the form of the leaders of those projects, and the developers and the miners, who collectively make a decision, ‘Let’s bail out the DAO, but let’s not bail out the Parity Wallet hack victims.’ So these things happen, right? These human governance mechanisms happen. We can either embrace that and find ways to do that right or pretend that doesn’t exist and end up with Lord of the Flies.”

Flux

Blake Burris and Kylen McClintock of Flux, a new protocol for facilitating environmental data, spoke with segment host Tatiana Moroz. Flux is a self-described “proof of impact” play which dedicates 10 percent of its allocations to impact projects to scale the protocol.

According to the Flux website, it is deploying a sensor data network targeted at improving marketplaces and supply chains for agriculture, livestock and aquaculture. Its success, or proof of impact, will be measured by its ability to create partnerships that end desertification, stabilize crisis zones, integrate with micro-finance programs and help farmers increase their profitability.

Here, blockchains prove beneficial, courtesy of the Flux token (currently in pre-sale). “The token really comes in to incentivize data contribution,” McClintock explained

“Currently there’s expert growers around the world, or organizations that have specific data in a certain realm like carbon data, methane data, satellite imagery data, but right now there’s not a global standard way to contribute to that and get rewarded for that contribution. [It’s] another way of actually creating a custom perception engine, basically a custom machine learning model to be able to take the relevant data capsules that an organization, or government or academic research needs to find those insights.”

“It’s really about those insights that can be derived from that mass data set, and paying on a pro rata basis back to those who contributed that data,” added Burris.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


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Lightning Network Payment System “SparkSwap” Makes Its Official Debut

A new way to trade bitcoin and digital currencies is now in the books. SparkSwap is the first crypto exchange to be built on the Lightning Network. It allows users to trade both bitcoin and altcoins in seconds without depositing assets with a third party.

In a blog post, SparkSwap founder Trey Griffith said, “You can trade between different blockchains (currently Bitcoin and Litecoin, with others coming soon), with trades settling in about a second — a transaction time comparable to some of the leading centralized cryptocurrency exchanges.

“In an industry that, at times, seems to value hype and white papers over delivered, working software, we’ve opted for the latter. Our software is in a pre-alpha state, but we’ve successfully used it to execute BTC/LTC trades on the Bitcoin and Litecoin testnets.”

SparkSwap is made up of two primary components. The first is called the Broker and is the software run by users. It interprets user actions and converts them into network actions. It also executes payment channel network swaps and manages user wallets and private keys.

The second component is known as the Relayer, which is software run by staff members. It connects brokers who wish to execute monetary swaps; provides orderbook updates; and mitigates fraud and market manipulation. The Relayer also assists users with agreeing on swap prices and executes trades over payment channel networks like the Lightning Network, which eliminates the need for third parties.

Griffith explains, “With SparkSwap, you no longer need to choose between fast settlement, liquid trading pairs, and maintaining control of your assets. Your assets are no longer exposed to theft or loss by exchanges, either from bad actors or local governments.”

Crypto enthusiasts once believed that the Lightning Network was limited strictly to bitcoin, though this isn’t necessarily the case. For the longest time, bitcoin and altcoin exchanges occurred through processes known as atomic swaps where, if one individual wanted to trade altcoins for bitcoin while another sought to trade bitcoin for altcoins, they could trade by submitting two transactions: one to the bitcoin blockchain and the other to the respective altcoin blockchain.

The bitcoin from the second individual is sent to the first, who can then claim it, granted he reveals a secret number as part of the on-chain claim-transaction. This secret number, in turn, lets the second individual claim the altcoin on its respective blockchain. This prevents fraud from either end, while ensuring each party receives their respective funds.

Even though the process worked, it was also a hassle. The Lightning Network improves on atomic swaps by connecting not two blockchains but two payment channels, which can allow multiple parties to trade back and forth without trusting one another.

The Lightning Network can also be used to send transactions across different blockchain platforms, thereby permitting currencies to change owners off-chain. The result is a trustless environment in which currencies can move about without recording the transactions on specific blockchains.

Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine last year, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee stated, “Previous atomic swaps that I have done were on-chain and had the on-chain limitations of slow [transactions] and high transaction fees. Off-chain atomic swaps are significantly better. They are instant, [have] low fees and better protect one’s privacy.”

Griffith claims that SparkSwap works by utilizing the same trustless processes over the Lightning Network. He also says that while there is still more work to be done, the system is ready for public use, as staff members are eager to witness the community’s reaction and improve upon the technology from there.

“We’d like to be helpful if we can,” he states.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          Bitcoin Detectives: Cracking the ​Blockchain      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The ​cryptocurrency Bitcoin has a problem as old as money itself​ -- theft​. And that's giving rise to a new profession: bitcoin detectives like Kim Nilsson, a victim of the massive Mt. Gox exchange hack. Photo illustration: Heidi Gelover/The Wall Street Journal
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myBTCcoin 12:27 PM David Marcus is stepping down from the board of directors at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, citing his new assignment at Facebook leading the social media giant’s blockchain strategy. Marcus, a vice president at Facebook since 2014, joined the board at Coinbase, now valued at $8 billion, in December of last year. At the time, CEO […]

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Facebook is invading the blockchain, but how? Back in May, Facebook formed a cryptocurrency team to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans. Former head of Messenger David Marcus, who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board of Coinbase, the biggest crypto […]
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          LXDX expands its cryptocurrency exchange with backing from Dymon Asia Ventures      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The financial landscape continues to evolve as more blockchain startups enter the industry. Once again, alternative investments are a target for those wanting to disrupt the space with cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers. In fact, this is the second major blockchain platform launch this week for alternative investments. Cryptocurrency trading platform LXDX today announced that it has received […]




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